The Cabernet Sauvignon of Regaleali Estate
Cabernet Sauvignon Vigna San Francesco by Tasca D'Almerita is a Sicilian red wine that has focused the entire world’s attention on Sicily’s extraordinary but still little-known potential of creating truly important wines. Exceptional red wine, winner of several awards in Italy and abroad. A cosmopolitan wine.
Denomination: Sicilia DOC – Contea of Sclafani
Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Production Area: Tenuta Regaleali, Palermo, Sicily
Year of planting: 1985
Vineyards: Hills of S. Francesco of 9 Ha
Altitude: 532-585 m a.s.l.
Exposure: south-east of the Canalotto valley
Terrain: moderately deep soil, formed by sands and sandstones with variable grain. The texture is partly clayey and calcareous, with a slightly alkaline pH (8.3). It has a normal content of organic matter and is rich in mineral salts such as magnesium and potassium, while it is poor in phosphorus
Climate: The 2019 vintage was characterized by a cold and rainy winter, with unusual snowfalls. Spring and summer were very hot and dry. Some rain in June favored the good ripening of the fruit
Training system: espalier
Type of pruning: spur
Density of vines per hectare: 3,490
Grape yield per hectare: 90 quintals
Harvest: manual, 21st September 2019
Vinification: traditional in red in stainless steel tanks at 20-28°C for 20 days
Malolactic fermentation: completely carried out
Refinement: in 100% new 225 liter French oak barrels (Allier and Tronçais) for 18 months
Analytical data of the wine: pH 3.60 - AT 31.60 g/l - ZR 0.8 g/l - ET 32.40 g/l
Alcohol content: 14% vol
Color: Ruby red of excellent intensity with garnet reflections.
Nose: hints of wild berries, vanilla, black pepper, tobacco, cinnamon, mint, sage
Palate: Rich in ripe and concentrated fruit, soft, elegant, balanced.
Aftertaste: Sweet and persistent, grapey tannin
Serving temperature: 16-18°C
Originally bottled by Conte Tasca d'Almerita S.p.A. - Regaleali Estate - Sclafani Bagni - Italy