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Blend: 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese, 15% Syrah
Estate vineyards, in the southern hills of Montalcino. Altitude: from 120 meters above sea level (Syrah) to 230 meters above sea level (Sangiovese). Position: Hillside.
Cabernet Sauvignon (30%), Merlot (30%), Sangiovese (25%), Syrah (15%).
The four varieties are vinified separately in Horizon hybrid stainless steel & wood tanks, with a cold maceration (14°C) prior to fermentation for 2 days. Maceration at 22°C follows until the 2 last days of alcoholic fermentation when the temperature is brought up to 27°C.
After the alcoholic fermentation, the wines are separately racked into barriques where malolactic fermentation takes place and where they age approximately for 6 months.
The cuvée is made and then aged an additional 6 months, completed by 6 months of bottle aging.
Our newest SuperTuscan cuvée, Cum Laude - Latin for “with honours” - combines for the first time the four red varietals which have been selected during the 25 years of research as the best for our vineyards in Montalcino. A charming red wine suitable for complex food pairings but also in more informal occasions.