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IGT Toscana rosso, Tenuta dei Sette Cieli, 2015

750 ml
Grape variety: Cabernet Franc
Producer: Tenuta dei Sette Cieli
Origin: Italy / Toscana
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Article nr. 35256715
Grape variety: Cabernet Franc
Producer: Tenuta dei Sette Cieli
Origin: Italy / Toscana
Other vintages:

Description

The bouquet is flowery with hints of spices. It shows complex aromas of wild berries, black currents and Mediterranean spices. The mouth is full bodied and fleshy, with a nice integrated acidity providing it with the right structure.

Attributes

Origin: Italy / Toscana
Grape variety: Cabernet Franc
Maturity: 3 to 8 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Drinking suggestion: Italian antipasti, Meat salad, Spiced grillades, Rabbit ragout with olives, Bistecca fiorentina, T-Bone steak, Risotto with ceps
Vinification: long must fermentation, Punching down
Harvest: hand-picking, strict selection
Maturation: in partly new and used barriques/ Pièces, some months bottle storage before sale
Bottling: filtration
Maturation duration: 36 months
Volume: 14.5 %
Countries

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.

Producers

Tenuta dei Sette Cieli

It isn’t easy to ascend to seventh heaven. And indeed, the road to the Tenuta Sette Cieli is fraught with some difficulties. You might need to take a few detours (seventh heaven isn’t on Google Maps’ radar), but the Ratti family’s wine paradise is more than worth the effort.

As is so often the case in the world of wine, this winery was created as the realisation of a dream. Erika Ratti made her dream a reality by planting the first vines in 2001 high above the Bolgheri plain, the birthplace of the world-famous Bolgheri wines. The magnificent view from up there extends from Monteverdi Marittimo, surrounded by dense forests, over the plain to the Tyrrhenian Sea shimmering on the horizon – a wonderful place!

At first, only few people believed that her vision of growing wine on the hillside, so far removed from the vineyards in the plain, had any chance of success. But her know-how, tenacity and hard work ultimately bore fruit. Now her son Ambrogio is carrying on his mother’s dream. He is joined by CEO Elena Pozzolini, an oenologist with a wealth of experience and a model of strength and vitality. Their high-altitude wines are different to the wines from the plain. They are powerful, complex, richly structured, unbelievably fresh and endowed with great potential. 10 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec grow at about 400 metres above sea level on stony soil permeated with sand and clay. Massive stone terraces were erected in the upper area. The Mediterranean climate at this altitude is characterised by cool winds and great variations in temperature. This unique terroir is one of the reasons these wines are so distinct.

Grape varieties

Cabernet Franc

Forefather of the Bordeaux varieties

The Cabernet Franc is one of the oldest varieties of Bordelais and a parent of three other red grapes in the Bordeaux assortment: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenère. It is distinguished by its complex, flavourful bouquet of raspberry, graphite, violet, liquorice and white pepper. In addition, it presents round, crisp tannins which turn out less strongly than those of Cabernet Sauvignon. While the Cabernet Franc always appears as part of a blend in Bordeaux, it is pressed alone on the Loire. The most renowned appellations are Chinon and Bourgueil. Incidentally, the Cabernet originates not in Bordeaux but in the Spanish Basque Country. Cabernet owes its name to the Latin “carbon”, meaning black.