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Caberlot Trentesimotext

Caberlot Trentesimo 2018

Tuscany, ItalyPodere Il Carnasciale is situated in the southern Chianti mountains in the Valdarno di Sopra region of Tuscany, 30km north of Siena and Arezzo and 60 km south of Florence. True to original owner’s (Wolf Rogosky) vision, the secluded hilltop estate is run today by Bettina and her son Moritz Rogosky, in collaboration with the enologists and winemakers Peter Schilling and Marco Maffei. This cabernet, a naturally occurring crossing of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, is cultivated exclusively at Podere Il Carnasciale. Trentesimo reflects that 2018 marks the 30th vintage of this singular wine, and though the X on the label may look the same each year, it's a different colour, and brushstroke, every vintage. This aged in French fûts and barriques, 50-60% new, for 22 months, and was racked only once prior to bottling unfiltered. The wine is typically bottled in magnums only (2000 annually), resting an additional 18 months prior to release. This is typically only sold in magnums, however, they release a limited number of ‘demi-magnums’ of 750ml, primarily for restaurants and importers. Dark and fleshy, with wild blackberry, black cherry, dark florals, anise, wild herbs, and sapid thorns stretched long across a structural palate. Tannins are ample and firmly grippy / gritty still, starting to yield, but signalling a long life ahead. Drinking beautifully now, but with another decade easy. I tasted from the 750ml, but know the magnum is the ideal showcase for this wine.Tasted: 26 January 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Il CarnascialeDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Caberlot