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Montecalvi San Piero IGT Toscana 2014

Unquestionably Montecalvi character
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Primary Notes: Blackberry, Currant, Cherry Pepper, Tobacco Chalky

Secondary Notes:

Tertiary Notes: Earthy

Body: Medium +

Dryness: Very Dry

Acidity: Medium

Tannin: Medium

Alcohol (%): 14

Origin: Tuscany, Italy

Maker: Montecalvi

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon

Fermentation: Organic Heavy Wood

Awards:

Decanting: 2 hours

Serving Temperature: Best enjoyed between 18–20 degrees

Asian Food Pairing: Steak with crispy rice, KBBQ

Western Food Pairing: Canelloni, grilled steak, cheeses

Description

Montecalvi San Piero IGT Toscana 2014

Montecalvi San Piero IGT Toscana is a single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark fruit flavours and grainy tannins make its character unquestionably Montecalvi. Blackberry, currant and cherry flavours mingle with spicy tobacco, pepper and delicate earthy notes. A rich and chalky wine that tastes like nothing else, yet still just seems to have a true Toscana personality. 


Ageing potential: ready to drink now but will improve with time in bottle and cellar.

95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot. The fruit comes from a single organic vineyard on the Montecalvi estate in Tuscany, Italy. The soil composition is sandy loam on clay.

Hand harvesting of the fruit. The wine vinifies for around 30 days in stainless steel tank. Ages for 24 months in French oak barriques and tonneaux, then 12 months in bottle before release.

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

- 91 POINTS

Bright and graceful in the glass, it offers notes of currant, raspberry and lemon blossom. Medium body, soft tannins with good relaxation and maturity. Drink now.

- 91 POINTS

Firm, slightly smoky and nutty nose of ripe predominantly black berries with some blood, hinted at cherries, a little tobacco and pepper as well as spicy wood notes. Ripe, firmly knitted, juicy fruit with smoky and tobacco aromas, some dried herbs and peppers, firm, fine, ripe tannin, some cocoa-spicy wood notes, sustainable, dense and strong on the palate, good depth, relatively complex, has power and certain warmth, including cooling minty tones, very good, firm, almost compact, juicy and spicy finish. Excellent

- 89 POINTS

Deep, dark ruby garnet. Very restrained on the nose, revealing delicate earthy notes. Grippy and slightly harsh on the palate, spreads out widely, has a lot of substance, but ends sappingly.