2007 Marion Cabernet Sauvignon
currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla
currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box
"Intense ruby red colour with a hint of violet, the bouquet recalls small woodland fruits and spices. A soft, round palate with an extremely large spectrum and an excellent, persistent aftertaste." - Winery
"An internationally recognised grape variety, new to this wine-growing area, combining local features such as microclimate, soil and partial drying methods of varying length to good advantage."
"The soil composition is chalk with a little clay and stones - pH 7.80-8.50; organic fertilisation every four years, using microelements as required. The grapes are harvested between the second and third decade of September, collected in boxes and placed on tables in well-ventilated sheds for partial drying, which lasts 30-40 days. A further part is left hanging on the vines until it reaches super-ripeness, to be harvested, during the first ten days of October, and then pressed. After fermentation the wines obtained are aged separately in 350 litre oak barrels from Slavonia for about 30 months and lastly blended and bottled." - Winery
"The agricultural firm "Azienza Agricola Marion", in the foothills of the Marcellise valley some 100 metres above sea level. The vineyards grow on gently sloping hills facing from north to south." - Winery