Tenuta Monteti Caburnio 2010 – Tuscany, Italy

After a mild winter the vines budded regularly at the end of March. Spring brought some rain which slightly slowed vegetation. A hot and dry summer pushed the harvest to the beginning of September. The result of this season was a smaller yield of high quality grapes with an excellent balance of sugars, acidity and polyphenols. With its bright and decisive red colour, a succession of scents of roses and berries emerges in the nose followed by grilled pepper and mint. Full in the mouth it leads to a lingering finish sustained by good acidity, nicely completed by mature tannins.

  • Varities: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Alicante Bouschet, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5 % Petit Verdot
  • Type of Soil: complex, stony structure on a substratum of clay
  • Vinification: temperature-controlled spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts. The vinification of the grapes from the various plots of our vineyards takes place separately in open tapered steel vats
  • Maceration: up to 21 days depending on the variety. Long contact with lees to drastically reduce the use of sulphites
  • Filtering: no fining or filtering
  • Maturing: 12 months 50% in steel and the remaining 50% in French oak barriques, 70% of which old and 30% new. Further 12 months of bottle ageing
  • Cellar Life: over 15 years