Cabernet Sauvignon2020

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Cabernet Sauvignon

A Cabernet Sauvignon bred on the vine and in the winery for early approachability, the wine nevertheless evolves in bottle to repay patience in its consumption. Because of its vivid fruit and moderate concentration of tannins, its food pairing range is broader than expected, while still giving great satisfaction especially with rich red meats and game.

Year

2020

Cellar Life

5yrs

A unique and most challenging growing season, beginning with 8 nights of Spring frosts that reduced the yields. A wet late Spring, a record cold June followed by a very dry period in July, when we almost had to irrigate. Mid-Summer was a rollercoaster of rains followed by sunshine. At last we enjoyed a dry end of September for harvest. All white varietals show great aromatics, very fresh acidity, and medium structure. Our most reliable parcels of Nebbiolo, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot rewarded our dedication with very elegant and age-worthy wines, while Cabernet Sauvignon yielded a fragrant yet simpler style of red. Octagon 2020 will be produced from Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, without Cabernet Sauvignon.

Fermentation 5-7 days on the skins in stainless steel
Maceration 5-7 days
Composition Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Aging 5 months in used French oak barriques
Analysis Alcohol, 12.5%
Residual Sugars, 0.1%
Total Acidity, 0.56%

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