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Carapace 2015 – Tenuta Castelbuono

Carapace 2015 - Tenuta Castelbuono
Written by Piero Pardini

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Wine: Carapace
Variety composition: 100% Sagrantino.
Denomination: Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG.
Alcoholic strength: 15.5% vol.
Vintage: 2015.
Production area: owned vineyards in Montefalco and Bevagna.
Soil: loamy – clayey in nature, with good agronomic potential, well structured and resistant to summer drought.
Training system: spurred cordon.
Vines density per hectare: 6,250.
Harvest: manual in October.
Fermentation temperature: cold pre-maceration at 12° C for 20 hours. Maximum fermentation temperature 26°-28° C in wooden vats.
Maceration time: 15 – 20 days.
Aging: 24 months in large barrels.
Aging: at least 12 months in the bottle.
First year of production: 2003.

Tasting Notes
Limpid, ruby red in color with evident garnet reflections, consistent.
The nose shows a wide range of aromas. Floral, fruity, toasted hints give a scent of unique sensations. Pout pourri aromas of dried flowers and rose petals intertwine with notes of wild berry jams such as blueberries, blackberries and plums. Nuances of dark chocolate stick and roasted freshly ground coffee complete the olfactory examination.
The sip is particularly important and persuasive for the palate. The tannic texture is perfect, silky, of great finesse. A wine that, thanks to a very persistent aftertaste, of licorice, unequivocally characterizes its territory.
It is recommended in combination with a dish based on duck with black truffle from Norcia.

5 Lupetti

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Tenuta Castelbuono
Vocabolo Castellaccio, 9 – Località Cantalupo
06031 Bevagna (PG)
Phone +39 0742 361670

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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