Isole e Olena Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana IGT
Toscana IGT, Tuscany
The Cabernet Sauvignon shows pure berry and cassis fruit flavors on the palate with focused and layered expressions of blackberry fruit, vanilla, and minerals. Savory in flavor, velvety in texture with firm yet supple tannins.
A mild and relatively dry winter and early spring allowed for regular budding. Some rain during the second half of spring prepared the terrain for a classic summer with little rain and characterized by regular, warm temperatures with very few extreme peaks. Bunches were in excellent health which resulted in a generous yield, both in terms of quality and quantity.
AGING: 24 months in 225-liter French barrels (40% new oak)
VARIETAL: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot
RS: 1 g/L
TA: 5.76 g/L
SOIL: Galestro (rocky schist & clay) with some limestone
ELEVATION: 400 meters (1,312 feet) above sea level
DENSITY: 5,000–7,350 vines/hectare (2,024–2,976 vines/acre)
EXPOSURE: South, South-West
VINE AGE: 22–35 years old
TRAINING: Spur-pruned cordon and guyot