Vintage: 2013
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Appellation: IGT Toscana
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: Sourced from the vineyards of Il Poggiolo and Maestro Raro.
Orientation: Southwest. 400m in elevation.
Soil: Quarzitic blue-grey sandstone, stratified sand, calcareous alberese mixed with alluvial pebbles.
Viticulture: Hand-harvested. Practicing biodynamic.
Vinification: After de-stemming and crushing, fermentation at 28-30°C with daily automatic punch-downs, followed by ca. 20-day maceration. After drawing-off, wine went through malolactic, and into barrels in March-April.
Aging: 14-18 months' maturation, then blended in stainless steel before bottling. 8-10 months aging in glass.
Notes: Vineyards planted in 1983.
Publication: Wine advocate
Rating: 96
A beautiful wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Maestro Raro showcases the best of Tuscany and the best of this grape. This Cabernet Sauvignon offers a determined load of black fruit followed by a long array of subtle detailing with spice, leather and bitter chocolate. You also get balsam herb, crushed mineral and a touch of green olive. The wine offers a stunning level of fullness and complexity with softly layered and fine tannins that caress the palate.