2019 Caiarossa, 6x750ml

2019 Caiarossa, 6x750ml

Syrah (26%); Cabernet Franc (24%); Merlot (23%) Cabernet Sauvignon (14%); ; Petit Verdot (7%); Sangiovese (4%); Grenache (2%)

Availability: En Primeur

Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

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Critics Score: 95

Publication: Monica Larner, Wine Advocate

Drinking Dates: 2023-2045

The Caiarossa 2019 Caiarossa is a complex blend featuring Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Syrah and Alicante from vineyard sites across this beautiful property in the high hills off the Tuscan coast. This organic and biodynamic wine is full and generous to the palate, yet it never feels heavy or too extracted. The wine is balanced and fresh with thick layers of dark fruit, crushed stone, tobacco and exotic spice.
The 2019 vintage is likely to be remembered as one of the most
homogeneous and high-quality vintages in recent years. During the
Summer months, we recorded average temperatures with fresher
nights. We had 6 significant rainfalls (3 in July and 3 in August) that helped
avoid hydric pressure and created the perfect conditions to start the
ripening season. We started the harvest slightly later than usual. We
picked the first Merlot on September 6, then in order: Syrah,
Sangiovese, Grenache, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon,
concluding with Petit Verdot. The weather conditions were excellent! We
took our time to select and harvest each grape from each parcel in its
most harmonious balance of freshness and ripeness.

Harvest: By hand for about 4 weeks. We started on September 6 for the
first Merlot and ended with the Petit Verdot on September 30.
Winemaking: All varieties were vinified separately in cement or wood
tanks, with slow fermentation and soft extractions.

Ageing: Once malolactic fermentation occurs, we decide and blend the
wines selected for Caiarossa. Then the wine is aged for 14 months in
barriques, of which 30 % is new oak. After ageing, the wine rests in
concrete tanks for six months before bottling it and an additional year in
the bottle.

Alcohol: 14,5 %.