The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon has a vivid ruby red color with a tinge of purple. Its aromas are rich and suggestive of blackberry and blueberry with hints of oak and cinnamon. Smooth with a firm structure, it has a fruit-filled finish that lingers.
The Stianti Mascheroni family, owners of Prelius are leaders in Tuscany's organic viticultural movement. They are committed to organic farming at the Prelius estate. These efforts are aided by both nature and man. Mother Nature does her part by providing continual breezes throughout the day and night, which keep humidity at bay, preventing fungus and mold. Insect pests are controlled by an innovative natural technique referred to as sexual confusion, which is accomplished by releasing pheromones to confuse the males, who then cannot locate females and reproduce. And, all fertilization is achieved with organic manure.
Prelius practices organic farming certified by the EU.
"The estate’s 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Prelius emerges from the glass with generous dark fruit, grilled herbs and spices. The Prelius is an especially plump Cabernet Sauvignon from Maremma. There isn’t a ton of varietal character in the glass, but the wine’s overall balance and sense of proportion are terrific. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2014.
The Wine Advocate
"Touted as a natural wine, this shows very pretty currant, plum and berry notes on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, with polished tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now. 2,500 cases made. "