For many, falling into the world of Italian wine begins with Tuscany. Located in Central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Over 80% of the wine produced in Tuscany is red, most of which is dominated by the Sangiovese grape. While Sangiovese is the “king grape” here without a doubt, you cannot talk about this region without mentioning some of the international varieties, which are on the rise in Tuscany, thanks to the category growth of Super Tuscans.
The Cabernet Sauvignon originates from the Bordeaux region of France and has successfully spread to almost every wine country in the world. Many are surprised to see how much Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese share a lot in common, in terms of certain aroma and flavor characteristics, levels of tannin, and alcohol content. Although Cabernet has more vegetal aromas and rounder tannins, which makes it capable of expressing its structure and freshness even after decades in the bottle. This Carpineto Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon is just a great example!
100% Cabernet Sauvignon, hand-harvested in late September - October over 10-15 days, maceration took place in stainless steel tanks at 25-29°C with pump-overs, followed by 12 months in a mixture of new and used French oak and then another 8 months in bottle. The resulting wine is full and rich. Intense and complex aromas of blackberry, ripe cherry, licorice, vanilla, and mixed spices. The palate is powerful and persistent, with elegant tannins and great freshness, as well as some floral hints leading to a delicate, structured finish. This wine can easily age for 10-15 years.
Cozy up for winter with this Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon. The best way to enjoy this wine is with some Florentine steak!
Lyssa / Whises&Wine