I Filari Toscana Cabernet Franc 2018
WineSpark Price €29.32
This wine sold out just before Christmas - more is on the way, arriving soon!
You might not have heard of Suvereto, but you’ve probably heard of Bolgheri - which is the region right next door, and home to some of Italy’s most famous wines.
However if you speak to Italians who know their stuff, they'll tell you Suvereto has far greater potential than its noisier neighbour.
Around here Cabernet Franc is king - the long growing season makes for great ripeness.
Federico makes this wine at the fully organic and biodynamic Casadei winery. He employs every trick in the luxury winemaking book to make it taste sensational:
- There are 2-3 different hand-harvests in the vineyard and a further selection on the sorting table in the winery - to make sure every last berry is at optimal ripeness
- The wine is fermented in concrete tanks and clay amphora pots - to soften it up
- It’s then aged for 18 bottles in classic French oak barrels - to give it structure and power.
This is Super Tuscan without the Super price tag - enjoy.
|Grape(s)||100% Cabernet Franc|
|Region of origin||Tuscany|
|Months in Oak||18|
|Type of Oak||French|
|Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)||Sulfites|
|Average age of vines||15|
|Average altitude of vines (m)||100|
|Soil type(s)||Clayey and sandy|
|Is this wine organic?||Yes|
|Suitable for vegans?||No|
|Ageing potential||10 years|
|Ideal drinking window||2021 - 2031|
The former winemaker of Solaia and Tignanello, two of Italy's most iconic wines.
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Very easy on the nose and good finish
One of the best cab franc I’ve had. Well balanced.
Oak,tea,dark red fruits& warm spice.Full body, fine balanced tannins & a great long finish.