OENOFOROS Product Details 0182 Oenoforos Castello Banfi Summus 2018
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Country: Italy, Tuscany
Grape Varieties: Sangiovese , Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah

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Soil: various types, from sandy clay sediments with abundant pebbles and well-draining to calcareous clay soils that tend to retain humidity.

Winemaking: Fermentation in temperature-controlled (25-30°C) hybrid French oak and stainless-steel tanks Horizo. Aging in 350-liter French oak barrels (350 l.) and casks (60 hl – 90 hl) for about 18-24 months

Alcohol: 14,5%

Tasting Notes: Wine is characterized by varietal aroma; The intense fruit hints are accompanied by notes of jam, spices, coffee and tobacco. Large and elegant structure with exponent and sweet tannins.

Food Pairing: Long aging wine that perfectly pairs with rich and savory first courses and meat dishes. Serving temperature 16-18°C.

Product Id: 0182


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The Grape
Sangiovese & Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet – Sangiovese blended wines are one of the success stories of 20th-Century Italian winemaking. In the 1960s and 1970s, enterprising producers from Tuscany began to experiment with the Bordeaux varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc (as well as Merlot), blending it with the region`s staple Sangiovese variety. Nowadays, the blend represents modern Italian winemaking, making up some of Italy`s most famous wines.

The blend balances the distinctive black-cherry and wild-berry flavors of Sangiovese against the structure and power of Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc also occasionally appears in the blend, adding depth and spicy elegance. Acid and tannins are seldom lacking in these wines and, with appropriate barrel maturation, they can age well for many years.

Cabernet – Sangiovese wines are produced extensively as IGTs in Tuscany, and are known under the famous (if unofficial) title of Super Tuscan. This particular blend (often with the inclusion of Merlot) changed the face of Italy`s appellation system: as the Bordeaux varieties were not permitted in any of Tuscany`s DOC and DOCG level wines, they were labeled as Vino da Tavola, or table wine. This situation led to the development of the IGT system (which is closely aligned to France`s IGP category). In 1994, the Bolgheri DOC was established, giving Cabernet – Sangiovese wines their first DOC.

The blend has its roots in Italy, but has proven so popular that it has spread across the world, particularly into the vineyards of Australia and the US. The blend is used most prominently in California, but Cabernet – Sangiovese wines are also made further afield in Texas, Arizona and Washington.