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Owned by brothers Alessandro and Giacomo Candido, the Candido estate in the Salentino district of Puglia is at the forefront of a small, influential cadre of wineries who have attracted international attention to the increasingly stylish, quality wines emerging from Italy's south. New consulting enologist, Donato Lanati, one of the most prestigious winemakers in the world, has brought a fresher new approach to the wines while remaining true to the characteristics of the region.
Soft garnet red with russet reflections Nuances of tobacco leaves and dried fruits. Suggestions of licorice, tobacco leaves and dried fruits.
Azienda Vinicola Francesco Candido numbers among a small and influential cadre of progressive wine producers bent on attracting international attention to the new wave of increasingly stylish, quality wines emanating from Italy's south.
A highly regarded estate in the Salentino plain of southern Italy's Puglia region, Candido features 462 acres of vineyard and is owned and managed by Alessandro and Giacomo Candido, sons of the founder. New consulting enologist, Donato Lanati, one of the most prestigious winemakers in the world, has brought a fresher new approach to the wines while remaining true to the characteristics of the region.
A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon is sometimes referred to as the “king” of red grapes. It can be somewhat unapproachable early in its youth but has the potential to age beautifully, with the ability to last fifty years or more at its best. Small berries and tough skins provide its trademark firm tannic grip, while high acidity helps to keep the wine fresh for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in temperate climates like Bordeaux's Medoc region (and in St-Emillion and Pomerol, where it plays a supporting role to Merlot). The top Médoc producers use Cabernet Sauvignon for their wine’s backbone, blending it with Merlot and smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and/or Petit Verdot. On its own, Cabernet Sauvignon has enjoyed great success throughout the world, particularly in the Napa Valley, and is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious and sought-after “cult” wines.
In the Glass
High in color, tannin, and extract, Cabernet Sauvignon expresses notes of blackberry, cassis, plum, currant, spice, and tobacco. In Bordeaux and elsewhere in the Old World you'll find the more earthy, tannic side of Cabernet, where it's typically blended to soften tannins and add complexity. In warmer regions like California and Australia, you can typically expect more ripe fruit flavors upfront.
Cabernet Sauvignon is right at home with rich, intense meat dishes—beef, lamb, and venison, in particular—where its opulent fruit and decisive tannins make an equal match to the dense protein of the meat. With a mature Cabernet, opt for tender, slow-cooked meat dishes.
Despite the modern importance and ubiquity of Cabernet Sauvignon, it is actually a relatively young variety. In 1997, DNA revealed the grape to be a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc which took place in 17th century southwestern France.