Montepeloso 2019 'Gabbro' Cabernet Sauvignon, Toscana IGT
Item Number: 16531
Sub Region: Tuscany
Appellation/AVA: Toscana IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Lime-rich petrified clay and silex
Elevation: 50-100 meters
Wine Notes: This is THE great Cabernet Sauvignon of Suvereto. A decade from now, we would not be surprised to see Gabbro replace Sassacaia as the ultimate Tuscan Cabernet. The wine is 100% Cabernet from older vines, some of which are 40+ years old. Fermentation occurs in 1,500-liter steel tanks. The wine ages for 18 months in French oak barrels (~60% new) and another 18 months in bottle before release.
Vintage Notes by Vinous 7/2022: "Fabio Chiarellotto has been on a tear over the last few vintages. The 2019s are seriously impressive, to say the least, and are a confirmation of the important work that continues to be done here. It is not easy to coax this level of nuance and character in Suvereto, one of the warmest micro-climates in Tuscany, but that is exactly what Chiarellotto and longtime consulting winemaker Fabrizio Moltard have done. I can't recommend these wines highly enough. - Antonio Galloni"
Press (2018 Vintage): Vinous 96 points, Wine Advocate 95+ points