Just above Greve in the Chianti region, the Cabreo holdings include 50 hectares 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 300 meters 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 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.
The 2009 Il Borgo flows across the palate with sweet dark red cherries, tobacco, flowers and spices. This intriguing blend of 70% Sangiovese...
The 2009 Il Borgo flows across the palate with sweet dark red cherries, tobacco, flowers and spices. This intriguing blend of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon impresses for its silky personality and long finish. All the elements come together nicely in the glass. The 2009 is a harmonious, sleek wine to drink over the next 10-12 years.
Located in Greve in Chianti Classico, Tenuta del Cabreo was conceived to produce IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) wines for two reasons:...
Located in Greve in Chianti Classico, Tenuta del Cabreo was conceived to produce IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) wines for two reasons: to express the innovation and creativity of contemporary Tuscan winemaking, and to exploit the enormous potential of Tuscany's soils and local traditions of producing excellent quality wines. Fittingly, a cabreo is an old, hand-drawn Tuscan map a reminder that ancient terroirs and generations of family winegrowing anchor Tenuta del Cabreo s highly ranked and sought-after wines.