An excellent year. The vines enjoyed vigorous vegetation and phenological phases within the norm. The buds appeared in the second half of March, after a dry, mild winter. The spring was rainy, especially during budding. The temperatures in summer were particularly high, interrupted by occasional rainfall. The harvest was slowed down by some rain, which was soon cleared by a nice northerly wind in the last ten days of September, which brought cool air and sunshine. The harvest, which was completed on the 9th of October, made it possible for us to dedicate grapes with well-balanced sugar concentration, freshness and aromatic intensity to Caburnio. The final blend has body and smoothness that are well supported by an outstanding acid base and fine tannins, elements which convey an excellent balance to the wine.
VARIETIES: Cabernet Sauvignon 52%, Alicante Bouschet 28%, Merlot 20%
ALC/VOL: 13,5 %
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 120,000
EXPOSURE: south – south-westerly
TYPE OF SOIL: complex, stony structure on a substratum of clay.
VINE DENSITY: 6,600 plants per hectare.
VINIFICATION: temperature-controlled spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts. The vinification of the grapes from the various land parcels of our vineyards takes place separately in open tapered steel vats.
HARVESTING TECHNIQUE: manual
MACERATION: up to 21 days depending on the variety. Long contact with lees to halve the use of sulphites.
FILTERING: no fining or filtering.
MATURING: 12 months 50% in steel and the remaining 50% in French oak barriques, 70% of which old and 30% new. Further 12 months of bottle ageing.
CELLAR LIFE: over 15 years