And its colour is witness: a youthful, heady ruby-red, fullvolumed and luminous, that classically assumes tones of garnet with the passing of the years. The nose boasts the typical Cabernet herbaceousness, followed by crisp raspberry and an intriguing impression of sweet violets. The palate, full-bodied and dry, exhibits an appreciable balance between tannins and a supple mouthfeel, and concludes with a well-calibrated finish laced with smooth fruit.
The Venetian winemaking tradition exemplified by the venerable local history of Cabernet finds its full expression in this wine.
Cabernet, Piave DOC
How to enjoy it
The classic accompaniment is grilled meat, but it partners well with meat stews and medium-aged cheeses as well. Best enjoyed at 14-16°C.
Cabernet in detail
Grapes: several clones of Cabernet, grown exclusively in our estate vineyards
Location: gravel plain on the left of the Piave river
Soils: predominantly clay
Yield per hectare: 80 quintals
Harvest period: 25 September – 10 October
Viniﬁcation: after the grapes are destemmed and pressed, the wine ferments and macerates on the skins for 10-12 days; it then undergoes spontaneous malolactic fermentation, followed by filtration and maturation.
Maturation: in 100hl large barrels for 12-18 months, followed by 3-6 months in the bottle.
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Acidity: 5.5 g/l