Brentino Veneto IGT 2014

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Brenta is the main river near Breganze, and is also the name for a wooden basket, worn like a backpack, that was traditionally used to transport grapes during harvest. This Bordeaux-inspired red is a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon that Fausto Maculan has crafted into a quintessentially Italian wine. To ensure the perfect balance between fruitiness and softness, the wine is aged for one year, 50% of it in French barriques, and 50% in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby-red with garnet hues, the Brentino offers seductive aromas of blackberries and dark cherries, along with hints of cedar and forest due to the year spent aging in French barriques.  On the palate, the wine is dry, full-bodied, and harmoniously balanced with firm tannic structure and a persistent finish.

Food Pairing

Recommended with roasted and grilled meat dishes like pancetta-wrapped beef tenderloin or with a hearty dish like spicy sausage ragù served over creamy polenta.

Vineyard & Production Info
Soil composition:
Volcanic Loam
Training method:
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation:
500 - 1,000 feet
Vines/acre:
2,000
Yield/acre:
4.8 tons
Exposure:
Southern
Year vineyard planted:
1990-1995
Harvest time:
September
First vintage of this wine:
1980
Bottles produced of this wine:
140,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Fermentation temperature:
82 °F
Maceration technique:
Punchdown
Length of maceration:
7 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques and Stainless steel tanks
Size of aging container:
225 L and 200 HL
Age of aging container:
Three-Four years
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
12 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
13.5 %
pH level:
3.7
Acidity:
5.0 g/L
Dry extract:
31.0 g/L

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