Tenuta Maddalena Azienda Agricola Vitivinicola

Val di Pietra

Alcohol:  13,5  % vol
Sugar: 3,5 g/l
total acidity: 5,75 gr/l
Ph: 3,54
Dry extract: 39,5
Production area: Volta Mantovana
Vintage time: end of September with ripe and perfectly healthy grapes
Vine Variety: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon – 20% Cabernet Franc
Training system: spurred cordon
Production:70 q ha

This intense ruby red wine disclosing small wild berry sensations is obtained by the selections of small loose bunches exposed to the sunlight. 
Balanced, full, warm, with spicy notes refining in time. This Cabernet, produced by a noble vine, gives its best when grown in gravelly loose and dry soils as those of northern Mantua region, where the cabernet “Val di Pietra” shows typical herbaceous notes and delicate spice and vanilla aromas from aging.
It is backbone with a good persistence both in taste and aromas which reminds of the sensations already disclosed by the nose “Val di Pietra” Cabernet was born from the vineyards of Tenuta  Maddalena, located in the oasis of the Mincio Park, where  soil, climate and  habitat  are ideal for vine.

The healthier grapes are harvested  in late September  into 3kg capacity  small boxes, taking care of the spacing between the bunches, and are set aside in storage for two months. Later on the stalks are removed and the grapes are pressed, taking care of the  integrity of the berries  and then  are subjected to alcoholic maceration in stainless steel small tanks. Great attention is paid to the operations of delestage with delicate immersion of the berries at a controlled temperature of 25-26 ° C for 15 days. After fermentation, skins are separated from the wine, which then mellows for 18 months in barrels and barriques before being bottled.
6 months of aging in bottle before release.

Ruby red wine with purple shades featuring a powerful and  intense bouquet on a delicately herbaceous base revealing fruity notes of little black berries. Its velvety dry and backbone flavour, with a good persistence both in taste and aromas reminds of the typical sensations of the vine, already disclosed by the nose. Perceptible, sweet and perfectly ripe tannins are excellently integrated into a smooth structure making this wine an extremely enjoyable Cabernet ideally pairing with barbecue meat, game and roasts. Excellent with soft or medium mature cheeses.
Recommended service Temperature: 16-18°C

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