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Cabreo Il Borgo 2017

ID No: 447673
Country:Italy
Region:Tuscany
Winery:Tenute del Cabreo
Vintage:2017
Bottle Size:750 ml
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Product Description

Cabreo Il Borgo is made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese.

Tasting: This wine, characterized by complex and charming aromas, stands out for its fresh and crispy fruit taste, with a silky finish and a great persistence Food pairing: It is perfect if accompanied by meats and cheeses or just in good company First harvest: 1982 Shelf life: up to 20-30 years

Review:

Rich and polished, this shows a light hand with new oak. Black cherry, plum, blackberry, iron, vanilla, coffee and tobacco flavors mingle, supported by lively acidity and dense, refined tannins. Balanced and long. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2022 through 2036.

- Wine Spectator 94 Points

Winery: Tenute del Cabreo

The Tenute del Cabreo estates cover two areas, both in the town of Greve in Chianti. The first, known as Zano, consists of 45 hectares of vineyards planted with Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon vines, the grapes of which are used to produce the Cabreo wine.
The second, just 6 km away in Panzano, on the highest hills of the Chianti Classico region, consists of 20 hectares cultivated with Chardonnay and Pinot Nero, the grapes of which are used to make the La Pietra and Black wines.

The Super Tuscan wines produced on the Tenute del Cabreo estates have astonished us with their personality and elegance for more than thirty years. La Pietra, Chardonnay Toscana IGT and Black, Pinot Nero Toscana IGT, bring Burgundian style to Tuscany, soaking up the distinctive features of the terroir. Cabreo Il Borgo, with its traditional blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, has been met with enthusiasm since 1982.

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