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). ...
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
|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|