IGT Costa Toscana, Montepeloso, 750 ml
This red Tuscan impresses with its Mediterranean sensuality and its aromatic expression! Made from the best Cabernet Sauvignon vines, some of which are over 40 years old, Gabbro impresses with a multi-layered and intense bouquet of dried fruit , spicy floral aromas and subtle smoky notes. On the palate, it delights with an enormous juicy fruit fullness, a hint of dried Mediterranean herbs, a smooth texture and a never-ending finish. We recommend decanting the wine before drinking.
|Italy / Toscana
|2 to 15 years after harvest
|16 to 18 °C
|Fegato alla veneziana, Roast veal with morel sauce, Saddle of lamb fillet with herb jus, Beef Stroganoff, Bistecca fiorentina, T-Bone steak, Tagliatelle al tartufo
|fermentation in wooden barrel
|hand-picking, in small boxes
|in steel tank, in tonneau, in new barriques
The Montepeloso winery, located in Maremma, owned by Swiss co-proprietor and estate manager Fabio Chiarelotto, has earned a reputation for outstanding red wines. With a combination of mostly traditional and indigenous grape varieties, but also international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, complex wines with a Mediterranean character are produced. This Tuscan gem is hidden in the hills of Suvereto, near the Tyrrhenian coast — one of the hottest areas of Tuscany.
Montepeloso spans 30 hectares, of which 15 are planted with vines. The terroir in the valley near Suvereto, around four kilometres from the Tyrrhenian coast, between the fertile alluvial soil in the plain and the barren valley flanks, offers the vines exciting conditions. Here, in one of the hottest areas of Tuscany, land and sea alternate. The thermals and coastal winds caused by the strong sunlight and the nature of the soil have a welcome cooling effect on the grapes. This keeps them fresh despite the Tuscan sun, which is reflected not least in the pronounced salinity of the wines. The highly mineral soils of the Colline Metallifere and the spicy notes of the Mediterranean scrub characterise the wines, giving them an unmistakable character of origin. The wines of Montepeloso are known for their power, but also for their elegance, structure and finesse, which makes them sought-after representatives of the Tuscan wine tradition.
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.
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.