Cabernet Sauvignon Contea di Sclafani DOC 2011

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Tasca d’Almerita’s experiments with this distinguished international red grape have led to the creation of this outstanding wine. This "Super Sicilian" has focused the world’s attention on this island's extraordinary, but somewhat hidden, potential for creating truly impressive wines. A winner of many Italian and international awards, Tasca d’Almerita’s Cabernet Sauvignon continues to gain devoted admirers in the market.

Tasting Notes

Deep purple in color, aromas of red cherries and black fruits complement undertones of vanilla, black pepper, cinnamon, and mint.  On the palate, it is silky, concentrated, elegant, and balanced with a persistent finish. 

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with roasted beef, mushroom sauces, roasted fennel-stuffed rabbit, and gravy-covered Yorkshire pudding.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
The San Francesco vineyard
Vineyard size:
23 acres
Soil composition:
Clay and Sand
Training method:
Espalier
Elevation:
1,815 feet
Vines/acre:
1,660
Yield/acre:
2.7 tons
Exposure:
Southwestern
Year vineyard planted:
1985
Harvest time:
October
First vintage of this wine:
1989
Bottles produced of this wine:
25,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
9 days
Fermentation temperature:
68-82 °F
Maceration technique:
Racking and Pumpovers
Length of maceration:
20 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques
Size of aging container:
225 L
Age of aging container:
New
Type of oak:
French: Allier and Tronçais
Length of aging before bottling:
18 months
Length of bottle aging:
8 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
14.5 %
pH level:
3.6
Residual sugar:
3.2 g/L
Acidity:
6.8 g/L
Dry extract:
38.4 g/L

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