Montepeloso 2018 'Gabbro' Cabernet Sauvignon, Toscana IGT
Item Number: 14915
Sub Region: Tuscany
Appellation/AVA: Toscana IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Lime-rich petrified clay and silex
Elevation: 50-100 meters
Wine Notes: This is THE great Cabernet Sauvignon of Suvereto. A decade from now, we would not be surprised to see Gabbro replace Sassacaia as the ultimate Tuscan Cabernet. The wine is 100% Cabernet from older vines, some of which are 40+ years old. Fermentation occurs in 1,500-liter steel tanks. The wine ages for 18 months in French oak barrels (~60% new) and another 18 months in bottle before release.
2018 Vintage Notes by Vinous 1/6/2021 : "As a whole, the 2018s are medium-weight wines that emphasize freshness and aromatics more than size. A cool growing season that featured both warm weather and, unusually, quite a bit of rain in the summer, yielded wines that are on the lighter side. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as power and richness come easily here. In fact, readers who find Maremma wines too rich and intense will adore the 2018s for their silkiness and aromatic presence. What the wines lack in heft they compensate for with finesse. The best wines are beautifully proportioned and shaped by a long growing season with healthy diurnal shifts."