Carobbio Pietraforte Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
- Rich, full-bodied
Carobbio was established in the 15th century and has moved through a few families before the Novarese family took over in 1985. They have a commitment to excellence across their range of Chianti Classico and Super Tuscans, which is evident in every bottle. This cabernet is Super indeed and a rare gem of the region. We are all across cabernet sauvignon as a key blending element in the famed Super Tuscans - but this wine has the spotlight on variety, with the tiniest splash of cab franc. This is a modern style of wine, with abundant (top quality) oak and densely packed dark berries, cassis and licorice. See the 97 point Decanter World Wines Awards review below for a bit more on the wine.
“Wonderful restraint and defined purity of fruit, with supple, fine-grained tannins supporting primary tones of blackcurrant and plum, ably supported by more savoury elements of leather, nuts, toast, cigar and clove before an immaculate finish.”
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- 98% Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Cabernet Franc
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Nestled in the hills of Tuscany, between Florence and Siena, Tenuta Carobbio is 50ha of ancient vineyards, olive groves and woods. Within the “golden hollow” of Panzano, the vineyard is protected by hills and mountains that serve to absorb the warmth of the afternoon sun and ensure that the Chianti Classico and Super Tuscan grapes are perfectly ripened. Sounds pretty speccy right? What if I also told you that in the 15th Century the dad of the actual Mona Lisa lived in the traditional farmhouse? Natural and historical bragging rights aside, since its inception in 1985 Carobbio have focused on excellence. The entrepreneur Carlo Novarese sought to combine the best in modern agricultural science with tradition. Handpicking is still used to ensure only the healthiest and ripest of grapes are used to their produce refined, structured and fragrant wines.
Ah...Tuscany. The home of rolling hills, extra virgin olive oil, Steak Florentine and, of course, Chianti. Everything here is about the earth, and it shows through in the produce. Earthy, vinous, purely rustic and unadulterated. Some of our most enjoyable experiences have come from here. They don't generally come cheap, but they're well worth it.