Cicogna Colli Berici Cabernet 2013
Cavazza – Cicogna Colli Berici Cabernet – 2013 – 88 points
In the glass a full red color with garnet hue. In the nose intense aromas of raspberry, blackberry, light spice and some oak.
On the palate full, round and soft with elegant tannins with finishes with vanilla and red fruit and a pleasant mouthfeel.
A limited production wine harvested from meticulously selected small vineyard lots (3 ha/7.4 ac) on hilltops (190 m/623 ft) that are estate grown and carefully farmed. The grapes are handpicked and sorted at harvest time in order to create unique, artisan-style wines that reflect the craftsmanship involved in hands-on winemaking.
AREA OF ORIGIN: Colli Berici Hills in the province of Vicenza, Veneto Region. (Cicogna is the name of our family estate in the heart of the Colli Berici appellation).
SOIL TYPE: Iron-rich clay and limestone.
VARIETAL Cabernet Sauvignon (growing in our area for more than 100 years).
TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot
AVERAGE VINE AGE: 20 years
HARVEST PERIOD/METHOD: Mid-October. Careful grape selection by hand.
WINE MAKING: In red (grape skins remain in contact with the juice).
PRIMARY FERMENTATION: About 10-12 days in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 26°C/78.8°F.
MATURING AND AGING: 12 months in small 228 liter French medium toasted oak barrels.
FINING: 6 months in bottle
ALCOHOL: 13,5% Vol.