Designation: Colli Euganei Cabernet 2017
Grape varieties: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc
Production area: Cortelà, Vo’ Euganeo, Padua (ITALY), south-eastern vineyard, 200 m above sea level
Vine training system: guyot
Number of plants per hectare: 4500 viti/ha
Ages of vines: 15 – 20 anni
Yield for hectare: 6.000 kg
Harvest: grapes are hand-picked and carefully selected
Harvest time: second half of September, first half of October
Vinification: once the grapes reach full phenolic maturation, they are harvested, destemmed and gently pressed. The fermentation with the berry skins (maceration) occurs in steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 22-24°C for about three weeks, the cap is often punched down to facilitate the release of aromas and colour from the berry skins. After racking and malolactic fermentation, the wine ages for 8 up to 10 months in 5 hectolitre oak barrels.
Organoleptic properties: bright ruby red colour, intense bouquet, on the nose hints of plum jam, ripe fruit, blackberry and blackcurrant, with elegant notes and flavours of vanilla and licorice. In mouth harmonious, full-bodied, rich in velvety tannins. A wine with big personality.
Food pairing: it pairs well with red meat and game meat. It matches also with matured cheeses.
Serving temperature: 18 – 20 °C
Alcholic content: 13% vol
Glucose and Fructose: 4,5 g per litre
Total Acidity: 4.9 g per litre
Volatile Acidity: 0.59 g per litre
Total Sulphur Dioxide: 52 mg per litre