Just above Greve in the Chianti region, the Cabreo holdings include 124 acres 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 984 feet in elevation, the densely planted vineyards produce low yields of grapes with concentration and complexity. With 15-20 day maceration and fermentation at controlled temperature, there's extended maceration to impart 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.

92 Points
Wine Spectator
2015 vintage
92 Points
jamessuckling.com
2015 vintage
Harvest Note
2015 has shown to be a very good vintage. After a mild and rainy winter, the vegetative start was in the second week of April with the arrival of spring and higher temperatures. The spring rains helped a lot the vegetation and ensured the water supply for the following summer. In June and mid-July temperatures were above the seasonal average, but by the end of July the temperatures lowered, returning to the average thanks to long rainy days, which was really good for the vines. The grapes were of an excellent quality. The wonderful structure and the elegant, soft tannins are the main elements of this vintage.
Tasting Note
Great structure and very elegant with a superb finesse. The aromas are complex with distinctive flavors of fresh black fruits, leather and forest floor with silky tannins and a very long finish.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with roast beef and aged hard cheeses.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 70% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
APPELLATION: Toscana IGT
PH: 3.54
ACIDITY: 4.75 g/l
ABV: 14.02%
AGING: Blended and matured in French oak barrels for 16 months
Unique Selling Points
  • A “Super Tuscan” blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Matured 16 months in oak and 6 months in bottle before release

About the Grape

Sangiovese
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.
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