2020 Podere Il Carnasciale Il Caberlot

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Winery Il Carnasciale
Vintage 2020
Grape Caberlot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2024 - 2042
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The Il Caberlot sommeleria is the iconic wine of Poderi Il Carnasciale and is made from the grape caberlot. This grape is so called because it shows characteristics of cabernet franc and merlot. Il Carnaciale is the only winery that makes wine. Production consists of only 2,000 bottles per year and 95% of the wines are only bottled in magnum and distributed to the high-end catering industry. The labels of the wine bottles differ annually due to the hand-painted cross and the colors of the labels. The owner of the winery also writes down the bottle number per bottle in her hand. We are the only one that has a limited number of 0.75 liter bottles. Those bottles are marked with the word "Sommelleria" on the front label.

IL CABERLOT is bottled unfined and unfiltered, mainly in magnums, which mature for a further 16 months in the cellars before release.

The Il Carnasciale Caberlot has a dark red color and is a 100% Caberlot which has now become a mythical variety (a cross between Cabernet Franc and Merlot). The wine has a robust and intense character with aromas of dried blackberries, plums, herbs and cedar smoke. In this wine you will taste an expressive and exotic aroma with notes of blackcurrants and blueberries. The mineral notes are very present. The wine has a beautiful body and fine tannins. Always prominent are the notes of white pepper and flowers, as well as dried herbs, sometimes bordering on the oriental, which distinguish the wine and give it a truly unique character, always recognizable. We recommend pulling out the cork a few hours in advance to allow the wine to bloom. Opening this wine at a special moment and is an absolute collector's item

FACT: In the tab: Attachment you will find 2 beautiful documents with more background about this iconic winery and its mythical wines.

Vineyard for 2020 Podere Il Carnasciale Il Caberlot

Podere Il Carnasciale is located in the southern Chianti Mountains in the Vald'Arno di Sopra region of Tuscany, thirty kilometers north of Siena and Arezzo and sixty kilometers south of Florence, just outside the Chianti Classico region inland, overlooking the Arno Valley. The Vald'Arno di Sopra area already appeared in 1716 in the famous bando of Cosimo di Medici, which specified the link between origin and quality, along with Chianti, Pomino and Carmignano, a predecessor of the current system of AOC and DOC designations of origin. The estate is located in the middle of this vast region high at 425 meters above sea level at the junction of the Arno and Ambra valleys. located in central Tuscany in the middle of the golden triangle between Florence, Siena and Arezzo. The Vald'Arno di Sopra region was recognized more than 300 years ago for its specificity and quality with a climate more temperate than on the coast due to its altitude, numerous mountains and valleys and true biodiversity.

Run by the Rogosky family together with the team, Podere Il Carnasciale is a winery that lives for, but also from, the wines it produces. Following the idea and vision of father Wolf Rogosky, the estate is today run by Moritz, together with his mother Bettina and daughter Carla-Elle. Marco Maffei has been working at Il Carnasciale for more than 10 years and as technical director is responsible for the vinifications and the making of these top quality wines

THE CABERLOT VARIETY AND THE FIRST VINEYARD
The variety we call Caberlot was first identified in the late 1960s in an abandoned vineyard near Padua by the agronomist Dr. Remigio Bordini, a distinguished gentleman with whom they still work. After hearing of this discovery, Wolf met Dr. Bordini and the oenologist Vittorio Fiore in the early 1980s, and after the bitter frost of 1985, he set out to produce a great wine with a truly unique character. The first vineyard called Carnasciale with an area of 0.3 hectares was planted in 1986 in high density, and gobelet / albarello / head-trained, with 11,000 vines per hectare. The autochthonous terroir, rocky and on slopes, had seen nothing but the cultivation of olive trees for more than two hundred years, since there were no vines, no cellar and no barrels on the farm of Carnasciale.

While the grape has the organoleptic characteristics of Cabernet Franc, its ampelographic profile is closer to that of Merlot, leading us to believe that the loose truss Caberlot grape may be a natural, spontaneous cross of the two varieties. The so-called French varieties have traditionally been planted in the north of Italy. Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Carmenere, but the late ripening and low-sugar producing Caberlot turns out to be something unique. To date, they have decided not to conduct a DNA test on the variety, but to deepen our experience and knowledge with each new vintage, of which there are 32 to date. So it is actually a breed that does not exist officially, let's call it private, but whose unique properties are recognized all over the world
Two more parcels were planted in 1999 and 2004, the 0.8 Ha Selva vineyard 10 kilometers to the north and the 1 Ha Vincaïe vineyard 3 kilometers to the east. To expand our terroirs, the Perelli and Volpaie vineyards were planted in 2010 and 2013, for a total area of today's vineyard just under 5 hectares.
Carnasciale: 0.3 ha planted in 1986 on sandstone and rock, limestone and clay, southeast slope, gobelet-trained Selva: 0.8 ha planted in 1999 on loess, cordon-trained
Vincaie: 1.0 ha planted in 2004 on shell sand and clay, southwest slope, cordon trained
Perelli: 0.9 ha planted in 2010 on shell sand and rock, southwest facing slope, guyot trained
Volpaie: 1.6 ha planted in 2013 on loess, northeast slope
• 5 different vineyards, 5 terroirs or climates as we like to call them, 5 different expressions of the Caberlot grape

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Winery Il Carnasciale
Grape Caberlot
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2020
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2042
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
James Suckling rating 94
Tasting Profiles Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit
Drink moments Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch
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