OENOFOROS Product Details 0289 Oenoforos Isole E Olena Cabernet Sauvignon 2018/2020
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Country: Italy, Tuscany, Barberino val D`Elsa
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, with small percentages of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot
Robert Parker 94/100
96 Points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate
98 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Soil characteristics:
mainly clay-schist (galestro) with clayey limestones.

Harvest: Manual harvest and selection of the grapes in the second half of October.

Vinification: Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation partly in steel and partly in oak vats with maceration on the skins for 30 days with daily pumping over.

Ageing: 24 months in barriques, 40% of new wood, mostly French, part American (approx. 3%) then 3 years in bottle before sale.

Tasting Notes:
The Cabernet Sauvignon Collezione de Marchi di Isole e Olena is a Tuscan red wine with an intense ruby ​​color. The olfactory analysis expresses a bouquet of floral and fruity aroma, embellished with cocoa and tobacco hints. The taste is full-bodied, full, slightly balsamic, the well-balanced tannins give a long persistence. Ageing 24 months in barriques.

Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: 0289




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The Grape
Cab.Sauvignon Blend
Cabernet Sauvignon lends itself particularly well in blends with Merlot. This is actually the archetypal Bordeaux blend, though in different proportions in the sub-regions and sometimes topped up with Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.

In the Médoc and Graves the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend can range from 95% to as low as 40%. It is particularly suited to the dry, warm, free- draining, gravel-rich soils and is responsible for the redolent cassis characteristics as well as the depth of colour, tannic structure and pronounced acidity of Médoc wines. However 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines can be slightly hollow-tasting in the middle palate and Merlot with its generous, fleshy fruit flavours acts as a perfect foil by filling in this cavity.

In St-Emilion and Pomerol, the blends are Merlot dominated as Cabernet Sauvignon can struggle to ripen there - when it is included, it adds structure and body to the wine. Sassicaia is the most famous Bordeaux blend in Italy and has spawned many imitations, whereby the blend is now firmly established in the New World and particularly in California and Australia.