Villanoviana

 CABERNET FRANC IN PUREZZA

 

 

1.934 bottiglie prodotte vintage 2016

 

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Cabernet Franc

Elegante Cru dal colore rubino, che si presenta al palato con tutta la sua inconfondibile carica balsamica e una soffice persistenza, equilibrata da note erbacee fresche. Dotato di una personalità unica, un vino che incanta l’olfatto con le sue essenze di spezie e frutti rossi: ciliegia, lampone, mora e mirtillo vi guideranno all’assaggio.

Dalla raccolta dell’uva selezionata manualmente, acino per acino, inizia il percorso di vinificazione con una macerazione prefermentativa senza pigiatura con fermentazione alcolica sulle bucce a temperatura controllata di 25°.

L’affinamento continua poi in botti di barrique francesi dove il vino riposa per 18 mesi, per poi concludere il processo in bottiglia per 12 mesi prima dell’immissione nel mercato.

PUNTEGGI E RECENSIONI

VILLANOVIANA 2016

James Suckling 91/100

A juicy red with currants, herbs, oyster shell and some  moss. It’s medium-bodied with creamy tannins and a flavorful finish. Poloshed and tight still, but starting to come around. Drink or hold.

Robert Parker 93/100

A pure expression of Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Villanoviana (closed in a wax capsule) is the top-shelf wine from this producer in Bolgheri. The wine offers a wide and unobstructed view onto the grape, with black fruit aromas that are followed by balsam herb, cola and grilled rosemary sprig. The wine opens to a dark and impenetrable appearance, and it shows the texture and grit needed for prolonged bottle aging. Fermentation was executed in cement, and the wine aged in French barrique for 18 months, followed by 12 months in the bottle. A mere 1,934 bottles were made.

VILLANOVIANA 2017

James Suckling 92/100

A red with current and dried-herb character, such as thyme, following through to a medium body with firm tannins and a fresh finish. Better after 2022.

Robert Parker 92/100

A release of only 1,450 bottles, the 2017 Villanoviana is a solid expression of Cabernet Franc with jackhammer intensity. The peppery and vegetal aromas associated with this grape emerge from the bouquet. As you come back, the wine shows licorice, cola and oak spice. This hot and dry vintage delivers firm tannins that are better managed compared to many of its peers. Nonetheless, I would suggest pairing this big and bold wine with a thick cut of prime steak.