Cabreo Il Borgo 2010
Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Has aristocratic aromas and flavors of black fruits, forest undergrowth and leather, which enhance a polished, velvety character on the palate, before firm but noble tannins.
This wine pairs well with roast beef, venison, boar and other game, and aged hard cheeses.
"The 2010 Cabreo is beautiful. In this vintage, the 2010 is defined by its weightless, gracious personality, quite a departure from previous years. An open, floral bouquet melds into dark black cherries, menthol, pine and sweet spices. With time in the glass, the wine's inner perfume becomes more present, but I would still cellar the 2010 for at least a year or two. This is one of the best recent versions of Cabreo I remember tasting. In 2010 the blend is 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Offering black currant and violet aromas and flavors, this red tastes more like Cabernet Sauvignon than Sangiovese, but remains delicious nonetheless. Rosemary and sage notes add interest, while a tobacco element graces the finish."
"A blend of sangiovese and cabernet from a vineyard above Greve in Chianti, Cabreo mingles scents of black cherries and herbs in a wine that contrasts plump fruit and an austere structure. Lush red fruit meets cracked green peppercorn scents in a finish that will meld with seared duck breast."
Wine & Spirits
"This is a little jammy with dried fruits and blueberries on the nose and palate. Full body, with velvety tannins and a juicy finish. This is tannic and very rich. Speaks more Californian than Italian to me. But I am liking its robust character."
Learn About Cabreo Map It
The Tenute del Cabreo are located in Greve in Chianti. Part of its vineyard (Fattoria di Zano) is located right above Greve, consists of approximately 50 hectares planted with Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon for the production if Cabreo il Borgo.
The rest of the vineyards (25 hectares) are located in Panzano (6 Km south of Greve): they are planted with Chardonnay used to...
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Learn About Tuscany
One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...
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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...
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