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Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape Varieties100% Cabernet Sauvignon
AppellationSicilia DOC
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Production areaMenfi, Southwest coast of Sicily
BackgroundMandrarossa wines were born out of a mission for excellence when a team of industry experts joined forces to create high quality wines of both indigenous and international varietals from Sicily to introduce to the world. This team of experts identified top estates that yield the best quality and worked closely with select growers to deliver the truest and highest valued expression of the selected varietals offered by Mandrarossa wines. Ideal microclimatic conditions of intense sunlight, coastal sea breezes and rich chalky soils combine to produce these rich, aromatic wines. Mandrarossa Cabernet Sauvignon grows on wild, stony soils that give the wine an intense minerality.
VinificationThe vineyards grow on south and southwest facing hills at 492-820 feet above sea level on clay and medium textured soils. The grapes are harvested by hand in late September. They are then macerated for 8 - 10 days at a temperature of 71-77°F. Ageing takes place in steel tanks for 3 months at a temperature of 50°F, followed by ageing in the bottle for 3 months.
ColorIntense purple color
NoseRed plums and delicate scents of sage, rosemary and eucalyptus
PalateIntense minerality with soft, fine tannins and strong hints of sage and rosemary
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %pH: 3.58RS: 4.80 g/LTA: 5.00 g/L
Serving SuggestionsServe with roasted red meats, baked potatoes, salami, wild game and seasoned cheeses.