Tenuta Sette Cieli

Tuscany, Italy

Yantra, Toscana IGT – 2014

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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: 7 hectares (17.3 acres)
    • Vine Age: Planted 2001-2002
    • Soil: Medium-textured; black slate, granite rock and clay
    • Elevation: 400 meters (1,300 feet)
    • Density: 9,300 vines/hectare (3,764 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: Indigenous yeast; in stainless-steel tanks at controlled temperatures
    • Maceration: Cold with dry ice for 2-3 days
    • Malolactic: 100%
    • Barrel Aging: 60% of the blend stayed in 225-liter (60-gallon), 4- to 6-year-old French oak barrels for 11 months
    • Fining: Yes
    • Bottle Aging: At least 6 months
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
    • Production (in cases): 4,700 cases
    • Production Case Pack: 6/750ml
    • Cases Imported: 1,700
    • Alcohol: 14%
  • Tasting Notes

    • The 2014 Yantra is characterized by an expressive fruitiness and pleasant freshness; it has nice acidity, and a persistent, interesting minerality. The wine displays soft, light tannins for a nice mouthfeel, and is ready to drink.

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  • Yantra, Toscana IGT – 2014

    The 2014 Yantra is characterized by an expressive fruitiness and pleasant freshness; it has nice acidity, and a persistent, interesting minerality. The wine displays soft, light tannins for a nice mouthfeel, and is ready to drink.

  • Yantra, Toscana IGT – 2014 – 91 points – jamessuckling.com

    “A full-bodied red with currants, dark chocolate and walnuts. Sexy and fun…”

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