Tenuta Polvaro Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
The intense ruby color of the Tenuta Polvaro Cabernet Sauvignon D.O.C. is completed with aromas of red fruits, in particular blackberry, blueberry, as well as hints of black pepper and tobacco leaves. Complex and taut in the mouth, it’s the ideal pairing for red meats, cheeses and chocolate.
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Founded by the noble Venetian Polvaro family in 1681, the Tenuta Polvaro estate has always had its focus on cultivating and harvesting the finest grapes in the Lison Pramaggiore area, Veneto region, Italy. One of the key factors contributing to high-quality grape production is the winery’s location. The estate is situated in close proximity to the Pre-Alpine region, the Dolomites, and the Adriatic sea, which provide the clay soil rich in nutrients needed to produce its artisanal wines.
The the Candoni De Zan family has brought this prestigious historical estate back to its original splendor preserving the seventeenth-century architectural landscape. Moreover, the vineyard has gone through a restoration process of its own. The soil has been delicately worked to preserve its natural fertilization properties, and the most modern oenological technologies were introduced to enhance the uniqueness of the wines. Sustainability remains at the heart of the company’s values, and it has been credited with an SQNPI certificate for its production systems and minimal environmental impact.
Tenuta Polvaro’s vines are a living testament to the rich history of Lison Pramaggiore and Veneto’s fine wine heritage. Some of the greatest Italian white, red, and sparkling wines are born in this verdant landscape.
Producing every style of wine and with great success, the Veneto is one of the most multi-faceted wine regions of Italy.
Veneto's appellation called Valpolicella (meaning “valley of cellars” in Italian) is a series of north to south valleys and is the source of the region’s best red wine with the same name. Valpolicella—the wine—is juicy, spicy, tart and packed full of red cherry flavors. Corvina makes up the backbone of the blend with Rondinella, Molinara, Croatina and others playing supporting roles. Amarone, a dry red, and Recioto, a sweet wine, follow the same blending patterns but are made from grapes left to dry for a few months before pressing. The drying process results in intense, full-bodied, heady and often, quite cerebral wines.
Soave, based on the indigenous Garganega grape, is the famous white here—made ultra popular in the 1970s at a time when quantity was more important than quality. Today one can find great values on whites from Soave, making it a perfect choice as an everyday sipper! But the more recent local, increased focus on low yields and high quality winemaking in the original Soave zone, now called Soave Classico, gives the real gems of the area. A fine Soave Classico will exhibit a round palate full of flavors such as ripe pear, yellow peach, melon or orange zest and have smoky and floral aromas and a sapid, fresh, mineral-driven finish.
Much of Italy’s Pinot grigio hails from the Veneto, where the crisp and refreshing style is easy to maintain; the ultra-popular sparkling wine, Prosecco, comes from here as well.
A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbecand Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.