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2013 Basile Cartacanta Montecucco SangioveseBlend from Italy

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The Cartacanta cuvée, Agricola Basile’s entry level wine, impeccably expresses of the qualities of the Sangiovese grape used for this wine (90%, complemented with 10% Merlot). ...

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The Cartacanta cuvée, Agricola Basile’s entry level wine, impeccably expresses of the qualities of the Sangiovese grape used for this wine (90%, complemented with 10% Merlot). In the vineyard, yields are kept very low and do not exceed 1.5 kg of grapes per vine. The harvest is done manually and in small crates to prevent any damages to the fruit. A minimal amount of sulphur is used which means that everything happens quickly once the fruit is picked, usually there is a maximum of 60 minutes between harvesting and pressing. Fermentation by wild yeasts lasts about twenty days in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then transferred into French oak barrels (Allier and Tronçais) for 12 months. -- Winery

Product Detail

Item # 105643
Country Italy
Region Other Italy
Sub-Region Non-Tuscan Sangiovese
Ratings
Vintage 2013
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Sangiovese, Merlot
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic
Taste red fruit, strawberry, raspberry, currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast and tar
Nose asparagus, green pepper, red fruit, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather