Grapes: 70% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Just above Greve in the Chianti region, the Cabreo holdings include 50 hectares planted to Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon grown to produce Cabreo Il Borgo. Chianti’s famed stony soils are ideal for making wines with great aging potential. At 300 meters in elevation, the densely planted vineyards produce low yields of grapes with concentration and complexity. Fermentation at controlled temperature with extended maceration enhances the wine’s rich body, color and texture. After malolactic fermentation, the wines were blended and matured in French oak barrels (30% new, 40% one-year-old, 30% two-year-old) for 16 months, racked every 3 months, and spent at least 6 months in bottle before release.
Wine Spectator2007 vintage
Wine Spectator2006 vintage
Overall, 2008 was a challenging vintage due to heavy spring rains that affected the first stage of ripening in some areas. For the balance of the summer, including the harvest, conditions were perfect. With careful viticulture, the earlier problems were overcome and very high-quality grapes were produced. For this house, the 2008 vintage ended up just as good as the 2007.
Aristocratic aromas and flavors of black fruits, forest undergrowth and leather lead to a polished, velvety character on the palate and firm tannins.
This wine pairs well with roast beef, venison, boar and other game, and aged hard cheeses.
GRAPES: 70% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
APPELLATION: Toscana IGT
ACIDITY: 5.5 g/l
AGING: : 16 months in French oak (30% new), 6 months in bottle
points of distinction
- A “Super Tuscan” blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon
- Matured 16 months in oak and 6 months in bottle before release
- Il Borgo’s 2008 vintage is equal to the 2007 in quality.
about the grape +
Sangiovese has aromas of black cherries with alluring wood, smoke, tar and herbal notes. The best wines made from this grape have incredible complexity, depth, finesse and power.
Ambrogio Folonari and his son Giovanni are counted among Tuscany’s top winemakers, presiding over seven estates in each of Tuscany’s primary areas of production.