Cabreo Il Borgo debuted in 1985 with its 1982 vintage. Just above Greve in the Chianti region, the Cabreo holdings include 124 acres planted to Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon grown to produce 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. Fermentation at controlled temperature with extended maceration enhances the wine’s rich body, color and texture. After malolactic fermentation, the wines are blended and matured in oak barrels and spend at least six months in bottle before release. The word borgo refers to a small village, Montefioralle, that overlooks the vineyards.

94 Points
Wine Spectator
2017 vintage
93 Points
jamessuckling.com
2017 vintage
Harvest Note
Tuscany experienced a fairly frigid winter, in absence of snow and rains below average. The vegetative growth has been anticipated by a surprising spring, very hot and untimely. Given the hot temperatures, the flowering took place quickly and without interference. The season continued with high temperatures for some periods of the summer, alternating some rains. The vineyards, which enjoy a good maturity and an excellent balance during all the phases of the year, well endured the dry season. Sangiovese, which could be prone to damage caused by drought, did not suffer thanks to irrigations, taking water from the two lakes inside the estate. September started with sunny days alternated with some rains which brought to a very good technological and phenolic maturity which was able to guarantee structured and elegant wines, faithful expression of the vintage.
Tasting Note
This wine, characterized by complex and charming aromas, stands out for its fresh and crispy fruit taste, with a silky finish and a great persistence.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with roast beef and aged hard cheeses.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 34% Sangiovese, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot
APPELLATION: Toscana IGT
PH: 3.5
ACIDITY: 5.30 g/L
ABV: 14%
AGING: 24 months in barrique and 6 months in bottle
RESIDUAL SUGAR: < 1.0 g/l
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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