Cabernet Sauvignon Contea di Sclafani DOC 2001

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Tasca d’Almerita’s experiments with the most important international red variety have led to the creation of this outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine has focused the entire world’s attention on Sicily’s extraordinary but still little-known potential for creating truly impressive wines. Winner of many Italian and International awards, Tasca d’Almerita’s Cabernet Sauvignon is a very cosmopolitan wine. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grown in estate vineyards planted at 1,600 to 1,950 feet above sea level with a south/southwestern exposure. This iconic Cabernet is aged for 18 months in oak barriques to achieve maximum elegance and refinement.

Tasting Notes

Deep violet in color and dense, with a rich bouquet of red cherry, wild berries, vanilla, black pepper, tobacco, cinnamon, mint and sage. Silky, yet concentrated, elegant and balanced with a persistent finish, this is a truly memorable wine.

Food Pairing

Recommended with roasted and grilled meats and aged cheese.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Contea di Sclafani DOC
Vineyard name:
The S. Francesco vineyard
Vineyard size:
20 acres
Soil composition:
Clay
Training method:
Guyot and Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation:
1,650-1,950 feet
Vines/acre:
1,214
Exposure:
Southern/Southwestern
Year vineyard planted:
1985
Harvest time:
September-October
First vintage of this wine:
1988
Bottles produced of this wine:
37,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Fermentation temperature:
78 °F
Length of maceration:
10 days
Type of aging container:
Barrels
Age of aging container:
50% new
Type of oak:
French oak: Allier and Tronçais
Length of aging before bottling:
18 months
Length of bottle aging:
Up to 1 year
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
14 %
pH level:
3.6
Residual sugar:
2.5 g/L
Acidity:
5.4 g/L
Dry extract:
38 g/L

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