Campo alle Comete Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Campo alle Comete Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Country - Italy

Region - Tuscany

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Campo Alle Comete

Tasting notes - A silky, smooth and beautifully balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with fruity notes of wild-berried fruit complemented by hints of cherry and spice. Fine and well-integrated tannins are enveloped in a spicy freshness leading to a long, moreish finish.

Awards
91 pts, James Suckling, 2022
90 pts, Wine Advocate, 2022
90 pts, Wine Spectator, 2022

Campo alle Comete Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

A silky, smooth and beautifully balanced Cabernet
Sauvignon with fruity notes of wild-berried fruit
complemented by hints of cherry and spice.
Producer Note
Campo alle Comete is a 26 hectare estate nestled at the foot of Castagneto Carducci
on the Etruscan River, just a stone’s throw from the Tyrrhenian Sea. The winery takes its
name from historical connections, from the days when the Bolgheri countryside was
marked by fields ‘Campi’ and when at night the paths were illuminated by stars -and
the occasional comet- ‘Comete’. Evoking the soul of the place, which is rich in history,
Campo alle Comete has an imaginative air, but behind the whimsical labels lie some
seriously good wines. The visionary is Antonio Capaldo, who was attracted by this new
adventure when he acquired the property in 2016. Seeking a new form of expression,
he produces wines from international varieties. Renowned Italian illustrator Nicoletta
Ceccoli, depicted Campo alle Comete in a painting known as ‘a place suspended
between reality and imagination’ and her artwork has inspired the labels.
Vintage
Winter 2017 was almost rain-free and was characterised by mild temperatures. Spring
rainfall helped to build water reserves in the soil and the temperatures were above the
season’s average bringing on the vine’s vegetative development earlier than usual.
Summer 2017 was very dry and hot, allowing excellent phenolic ripeness of the healthy
grapes which produced concentrated flavours in the juice.
Vineyard
The Campo alle Comete winery is located at the foot of the Castagneto Carducci hill in
Bolgheri. The oldest vines are planted around the cellar surrounded by the
Mediterranean bushland. The proximity of the sea with its constant refreshing breezes
plays an important role for the vine’s growth and for the maturation of the fruit, where
the fresh breezes impart natural balancing acidity to the sun-ripened fruit. The
Cabernet Sauvignon vines are trained according to the spur-cordon and Guyot
methods. The soil is light in texture and sand-rich, which is warm and airy with good
drainage properties. The vineyard is cultivated following organic principles, mostly
involving only copper and sulphur preparations. The grapes are hand-harvested and
brought immediately to the cellar for vinification.
Winemaking
The grapes were gently destemmed by a shaking motion, so that the whole berries
reached the sorting table for careful selection. The best fruit was transferred to either
concrete vats or stainless steel tanks, where fermentation took place with selected
yeasts under temperature controlled conditions. The wine underwent malolactic
conversion in French oak resulting in a softer texture. The wine was matured in second
passage, French oak barriques for six months.
Tasting Note
A silky, smooth and beautifully balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with fruity notes of wildberried fruit complemented by hints of cherry and spice. Fine and well-integrated
tannins are enveloped in a spicy freshness leading to a long, moreish finish.
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Awards
91 pts, James Suckling, 2022
90 pts, Wine Advocate, 2022
90 pts, Wine Spectator, 2022

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