Cabernet Sauvignon from the Collezione di Famiglia line of wines from the renowned Barone Montalto Winery in Sicily, a line of wines that the Sicilian winery wanted to dedicate to the celebration of special occasions. This wine has an intense ruby red color with a bouquet full of spices, and an elegant structure due to the soft tannins and sweet vanilla.
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|Classification||Terre Siociliane I.G.T.|
|Wine style||Dry red wine.|
|Maturation||The wine was matured for about 8 months in French oak bariques. Followed by refining in the bottles for a couple of months.|
|Bouquet||Full of spices, dark fruit, and touches of caramel.|
|Taste||An elegant structure due to the soft tannins and sweet vanilla.|
|Pairs with||Barbecued meat, pizza, salami, and aged cheeses like Pecorino. Serve between 16-18 °C|
The story of Barone Montalto began in Santa Ninfa, in the province of Trapani, in year 2000. Barone Montalto has grown over the years and now manages around 400 hectares of vineyards, some of which owned. The remaining parts are under the “Montalto quality protocol” which controls the quality of the grapes and guarantees a quality growth over the years.
Barone Montalto produces authentic modern style wines with a Sicilian soul. The wines are obtained by a careful selection of the grapes which aims at maintaining the natural characteristics of the varietals aspects during vinification.
The vines for Cabernet Sauvignon red wine grow in the Barone Montalto vineyards in the hilly area in the Belice Valley near the sea in the province of Trapani in western Sicily. The vineyards are located at an altitude of 350 meters above sea level, where the interaction between high daytime temperatures and cool nights gives both maturity and freshness in the grapes. The grapes were macerated and fermented for 12-15 days at 26° C with daily pump overs. The wine was matured for about 8 months in French oak bariques followed by refining in the bottles for a couple of months.
Longevity 5-10 years.