Cavit Alta Luna Phases 2009

Red Blends from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

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The 2010 vintage is available for: $12.99
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Item No. 118955
  • WS90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

#52 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

Alta Luna Phases represents the finest selection of grapes from prime vineyard sites in the foothills of Italy's breathtaking Dolomite Alps. This elegant yet robust fusion of Merlot and native varieties Lagrein and Teroldego combines flavors of blackberry, dark cherry and plum with distinctive spicy notes. Aged in oak barrels for 12 months, this vibrant red is smooth and beautifully balanced, with fine tannins and a lingering finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Base notes of chocolate and coffee liqueur enrich smoke, tea leaf, roasted plum and black currant candy flavors in this well-honed red, while a supple juiciness and a hint of dried mint linger on the finish. Teroldego, Lagrein and Merlot. Drink now through 2018."
90 Points

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Rating:
(12/20/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
This is delicious. Smooth and very easy to drink. Buy more than one.
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Rating:
(2/14/2014)
Style: Earth & Spicy
Very impressed with this blend. Concentrated dark fruit with a hint of fig and smooth finish. A wine of it's place - not a generic "international" blend. Drink this if you like Italian wines like Primitavo. Good value for the $$.
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Rating:
(3/9/2013)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Very earthy wine with a wonderful combination of flavors. Has high acidic finish.
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Learn About Cavit Map ItMap It

Founded in 1957, Cavit has earned an international reputation as an innovative leader in Trentino winemaking. Today it is responsible for approximately 70% of this northern Italian province's entire wine production. The company is based on a partnership between 5,000 member growers, organized into 14 associated cellars located throughout Trentino in zones noted for the quality of...

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Learn About Trentino-Alto Adige

(tren-TEE-noe ahl-toe ah-DEE-jay) The area consists of the regions Trentino and Alto Adige, neighbors in Northeast Italy, and is part of the Tre-Venezie trifecta. The northernmost region of Italy is fairly hilly due its closeness to the the Alps, and many vines in Trentino are terraced along the hillsides for ideal sunlight benefits. Alto Adige, in turn, has more vines on...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

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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