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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Maculan Brentino 2004
Maculan Brentino 2004
(search item no. 88750)
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep ruby-red with garnet reflections, Brentino has a complex bouquet of ripe berry fruit, hay, licorice and wood. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and dry with perfectly balanced acidity. Recommended with hearty pasta dishes, roasted and grilled meats.
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About Maculan:

For three generations the Maculan family has been selecting and vinifying the best grapes in Breganze, an enchanting village set like a small jewel at the foot of the Alps in Italy’s Veneto region. The surrounding mountains protect the area from cold winds, creating a perfect microclimate for the cultivation of vineyards. But it is Fausto Maculan’s drive and commitment, rather than any accident of nature, which set these wines apart and distinguish Maculan as an innovative and dynamic winery. Designed by Fausto himself, the winery is one of the most stunning small wineries in Italy, an amazing mixture of ingenuity and style. The new winery provides the theatre for a marvelous combination of antique traditions and modern techniques using the latest winemaking technology. Long-held family traditions are respected: from using specially selected vineyards and the careful selection of the bunches of grapes, to aging in new, small oak barrels and conserving the grapes on racks for the production of Torcolato. The fusion of tradition and innovation results in a selection of fresh and fruity whites, well-structured reds and delicious dessert wines. Designed by Fausto himself, the winery is one of the most stunning small wineries in Italy, an amazing mixture of ingenuity and style. The new winery provides the theater for a marvelous combination of antique traditions and modern techniques using the latest winemaking technology. Long-held family traditions are respected, from using highly selected vineyards and the careful selection of the bunches of grapes, to aging in new, small oak barrels and conserving the grapes on racks for the production of Torcolato. The fusion of tradition and innovation results in a selection of fresh and fruity whites, well-structured reds and delicious dessert wines.