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Carnasciale 2019

Tuscany, ItalyCarnasciale is the second label of Il Carnasciale's iconic Caberlot, ready for drinking earlier and made with young vines, but with all the layers, and care, given to its big brother. Podere 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 Moritz Rogosky, his daughter Carla-Elle and his mother Bettina, together with the enologist and winemaker Marco Maffei. This Caberlot, a naturally occurring crossing of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, is cultivated exclusively at Podere Il Carnasciale. After a native stainless start to the ferment, MLF is finished in a French 40hl botte grande where it remains for 22 months, before bottling and 6 months' rest prior to release. Ample dark florals and lashes of cracked pepper meet wild blackberry and cherry on the fleshy, savoury, and supple palate. Ample tannins are very well integrated, and acidity is bright and buzzy. Structural yet very drinkable now, this is a wine to seek out.Tasted: 26 January 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Il CarnascialeDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Caberlot