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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Maculan Fratta 2007
Maculan Fratta 2007
(search item no. 106124)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $85.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A legendary, hedonistic wine made from 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot from the Maculan vineyards in Breganze, within the Veneto region. Fermented in stainless steel and aged for 12 months in 100% new French oak barriques, Fratta is unfined and unfiltered to preserve its elegant structure and juicy dark fruit flavors. Tasting Notes: Deep ruby red in color with purple reflections, this wine offers an intense bouquet of red raspberries, black cherries, dried flowers, licorice, vanilla and spice, along with hints of cocoa and coffee. With a balanced expression of finegrained tannins and fullbodied elegance, this is a truly opulent red that is perfect for special occasions. Pairs beautifully with rich meat dishes, roasted game and aged cheeses.
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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.