Tenuta Sette Cieli

Tuscany, Italy

Yantra, Toscana IGT – 2013

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  • Introduction

    • Yantra (yawn-tra) is Sanskrit for “instrument” or “machine.” A Yantra is a mandala — a map, chart or geometric pattern which represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically — a microcosm of the universe from a human perspective.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Grape Source: 100% estate vineyards
    • Location: Hillside vineyards surrounded by the lush woods of Monteverdi Marittimo between Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci overlooking the Mediterranean Sea
    • Cultivation: 100% organic; all work is done by hand
    • Size: 17.3 acres
    • Vine Age: Planted 2001-2002
    • Soil: Medium-textured; black slate, granite rock and clay
    • Elevation: 1,300 feet
    • Density: 3,760 vines/acre
    • Training: Guyot
  • Vintage Report

    • A rainy winter was followed by a hot, dry summer, yielding nicely ripened grapes with good concentration.

    • Harvest Date(s): September 20-October 5
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In stainless-steel tanks at controlled temperatures; with indigenous yeast; 100% malolactic
    • Maceration: Cold with dry ice for 2-3 days
    • Aging: 70% of the blend stayed in French oak barrels for 9 months (60-gallon; 4, 5, 6 years old)
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
    • Production (in cases): 3,300 cases
    • Production Case Pack: 6/750ml
    • Cases Imported: 1,500
    • Alcohol: 14%
  • Tasting Notes

    • The 2013 Yantra is characterized by a persistent fruitiness and pleasant freshness; it is interesting for its complex simplicity. The wine displays soft, ripe tannins, a rich mouthfeel and a long finish.

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Reviews

  • Yantra, Toscana IGT – 2013 – 91 points – The Planet Grape Wine Review

    "This Bordeaux Blend/Super Tuscan Cabernet-Merlot is balanced and expressive with notes of cassis, mocha, cigar box and leather."

  • Yantra, Toscana IGT – 2013

    The 2013 Yantra is characterized by a persistent fruitiness and pleasant freshness; it is interesting for its complex simplicity. The wine displays soft, ripe tannins, a rich mouthfeel and a long finish.

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