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TENUTA MAZZOLINO'S CABERNET SAUVIGNON


Appellation: Oltrepò Pavese Doc

Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay

First vintage: 1993

Vineyard: 2,5 Ha

Exposure: North-North/East

Elevation: 180 to 220 mt asl

Gradient: 35% to 55%

Year of planting: 1992, 2000, 2003

Vine density: 5.000 x Ha

Grape yield: 47 qt

Soil composition: Clayey-loamy topsoil intermixed with veins of sand, chalky bedrock

Pruning system: Guyot

Harvest: Manual harvest in small plastic crates

Fermentation protocol: Temperature-controlled alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats

Winemaking: Barrel fermented in traditional Burgundy “pièces” (228 lt capacity), 20% new oak

Elevage: Malolactic fermentation and barrel maturation on gross lees for 10 months, with periodic “bâtonnages”

Alcohol: 13% by vol

Total Acidity: 5,90 g/l

Volatile Acidity: 0,75 g/l

Ph: 3,29

Service temperature: 10° – 12° C

Colour: Brilliant gold with an edge of bright green

Aromas: Intense, opulent aromas of lemon zest, nectarine, hazelnut and crème brûlée. Classic mix of citrus and elegant toasty notes of a high-quality barrel-fermented Chardonnay

Taste: A full-bodied palate with ripe pear and apple accents followed by anise and roast hazelnuts from the time in barrel. The citrusy notes evolve into a mineral and saline mid-palate. Long, bright and lingering nish

Food pairing: Rich, savory canapès, lobster, crab and noble Mediterranean sh species such as ‘Branzino’ and ‘Orata’, grilled chicken, vegetarian pasta and risotto, fresh semi-hard cheese

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