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IGT Lazio rosso, Villa Caviciana, 750 ml

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Grape variety: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tannat
Producer: Villa Caviciana
Origin: Italy / Lazio
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Grape variety: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tannat
Producer: Villa Caviciana
Origin: Italy / Lazio

Description

Full-bodied, it fills the palate intensively with powerful tannins; the juiciness is assured by its acidity. One encounters in the mouth the same aromas already felt in the nose (among others dried pear, fig, dates, pepper, cloves, laurel, roasted almonds and cacao). In conclusion, it’s a very complex wine, with a rather rustic character but well worth discovering. The jury at the International Bio Wine Prize 2016 gave it a silver medal.

Attributes

Origin: Italy / Lazio
Site / vineyard: Gradoli
Grape variety: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tannat
Label: Vegan, Certified organic or biodynamic wine
Ripening potential: 3 to 10 years
Drinking temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Food Pairing: Brasato di manzo al Barolo, Châteaubriand, Filet Wellington, Roasted lamb gigot, Beef Stroganoff, Bistecca fiorentina, T-Bone steak, Hearty stew with pulses
Vinification: fermentation in steel tank
Harvest: hand-picking
Maturation: in partly new and used barriques/ Pièces, some months bottle storage before sale
Bottling: filtration
Maturation duration: 30 months
Volume: 14.0 %
Note: Contains sulphites
Producer

Villa Caviciana

When, in the early morning, the sun slowly rises over the glittering mirror-smooth water of the Bolsena Lake, and the first blaring of the sheep, the quiet meowing of the domestic cat and the cheerful chirping of birds break the peaceful silence, then one understands that some people have found here their paradise on earth. Away from the big mass tourism of the coast, only an hour's drive away, in still largely intact nature, the lake spreads out in the charming hilly landscape, sometimes calm, sometimes foaming up, wild like the sea.

Before the Romans, Lazio was the land of the Etruscans. Time and again one comes across contemporary witnesses of that culture. The name Caviciana is derived from the ancient Etruscan name of the area where the vines grow today. The sphinx that adorns the name is a delicate Etruscan sculpture found in the surrounding caves. It stands for immortality.

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Grape variety

Merlot

Everybody’s darling

Merlot is the most charming member of the Bordeaux family. It shines with rich colour, fragrant fullness, velvety tannins and sweet, plummy fruit. It even makes itself easy for the vintner, as it matures without issue in cool years as well. This is in contrast to the stricter Cabernet Sauvignon, which it complements as a blending partner. Its good qualities have made the Merlot famous worldwide. At over 100,000 hectares, it is the most-planted grape in France. It also covers large areas in California, Italy, Australia and recently in Eastern Europe. The only catch is that pure Merlot varieties rarely turn out well. Its charm is often associated with a lack of substance. Only the best specimens improve with maturity. They then develop complex notes of leather and truffles. This succeeds in the top wines from the Bordeaux appellation of Pomerol and those from Ticino, among others.

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Tannat

Dark as ink, good for the heart

Formerly, Tannat was almost a test of courage: no variety has more tannin. Its wines needed ten years before they showed any signs of drinkable maturity at all. The home of this idiosyncratic grape is Madiran, in southwestern France, at the foot of the Pyrenees. However, modern vintners have been able to tame the Tannat, thanks to modern wine production techniques. But the wines are still as dark as ink today – muscular, with plenty of bitter tannins and concise acidity. They smell of blackberries, cassis and tobacco, and with maturity of game and hide. A few hours in the decanter do such striking characters some good – then there's no better partner for meaty flesh. If you prefer it softer, reach for Tannat from Uruguay. The vine was settled there in the 19th century. No other variety contains more health-enhancing polyphenols than the Tannat. The age statistics of its home region in France prove it: twice as many people here reach 90 years of age than the national average.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

The backbone of Bordeaux

The Cabernet Sauvignon gives the Bordeaux its backbone, yielding deep violet wines with powerful tannins and endless ripening potential. It is the top dog in Médoc, and is placed in all five premier crus of Bordelais. When young, it often appears strict and unapproachable, but with advancing years, its tannins round off. It is wonderfully velvety, and yet always maintains its freshness. Typical flavours include cassis, graphite and cedar. Wherever Cabernet Sauvignon is found, Merlot is not far away. It complements the robust structure of Cabernet with softness, fruit and richness. The Cabernet Sauvignon is the most-exported vine in the world. It delivers persuasive qualities in Italy as an ingredient of the Super Tuscan, or as the flagship variety from California. There, it is lovingly titled “Cab Sauv”. Meat fans should be aware that it fantastically accompanies a grilled entrecôte. The family tree of Cabernet Sauvignon is surprising: its parents are Cabernet Franc and the white Sauvignon blanc.

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Cabernet Sauvignon
Country

Italy

Italy – Where wine is a way of life

The Italian wine regions are extremely diverse, and this is made clear in their wines. Established varieties such as Merlot, Syrah, and Sauvignon can be found on just 15 percent of the total vine growing area. The remaining 85 percent is reserved for autochthonous, indigenous varieties. More than 2,000 different grape varieties are grown under diverse conditions and pressed with various techniques into wines that reach the top tier of the international wine market.

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