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Producer: Umberto CesariGrape Varieties: Sangiovese 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%Optimum Drinking: Within 10 yearsWine Style: Rich intense sophisticated redAlcohol by Volume: 13.5%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: Italy
Rounded, intense and persistent bouquet with hints of ripe fruit, spice and vanilla. Smooth and sophisticated with a lingering finish.
For Umberto Cesari, producing good wine in Emilia Romagna is a family tradition. It is here that Umberto and his wife Giuliana started their company in 1965, when they bought 20 hectares of land in the hills. Their ambition was to turn Sangiovese into a great wine, reflecting the typicity of the area. The winery has continually expanded and today the estate extends over 100 hectares divided into distinct vineyards; La Casetta, Parolino, Cà Grande and Laurento, each of which provides the perfect micro-climate for the vines planted. As pioneers of quality in Emilia Romagna, Cesari has gained international recognition and has been awarded 'IWSC Italian Winemaker of the Year' 4 times in the last 15 years.
The grapes are de-stemmed and pressed. Fermentation takes place in specially designed vinification tanks that allow and long and constantmaceration on the skins where the cap is kept constantly submerged. The wine is then racked off into 30HL wooden barrels for at least 6 months and then into 5 HL Allier tonneaux where it is aged for a further year. The wine is then refined in bottle for a further 6 months prior to release.
Pair with a filet mignon in port or wine sauce, goats cheese and a fig chutney, a beef satay, grilled lamb and other tasty red meats. With desserts which combine the bitterness of cocoa and the acidity of red fruits such as a black forest chocolate, or a red velvet cake.
Sangiovese 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%
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