I Filari Toscana Cabernet Franc 2018

Traditional Price €50
WineSpark Price €28.36
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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 an unbelievable wine for the price - you get inky graphite, charred green peppers and wild herbs on the nose, while the palate is so smooth, refined and focussed.

This is Super Tuscan without the Super price tag - enjoy.
Wine type Red
Grape(s) 100% Cabernet Franc
Country Italy
Region of origin Tuscany
Appellation IGT Toscana
Vintage 2018
Alcohol % 14%
Oak? Yes
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
Closure Type Cork
Is this wine organic? Yes
Biodynamic? No
Sustainably produced? 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.

Read more about Federico here.

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Mark Casey (Dublin)

One of the best cab franc I’ve had. Well balanced.

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Noel (Dublin)
A great find.

Oak,tea,dark red fruits& warm spice.Full body, fine balanced tannins & a great long finish.

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