Wines

Podere Il Carnasciale

Tuscany (Mercatale Val D'arno)

2014 Il Caberlot

2014 Il Caberlot

Varietal: 100% Caberlot (clone of Cabernet Franc that resembles Merlot)

Alcohol: 13%

The yields from each vineyard and each day of harvest are fermented individually, and the use of sulfites is kept to a strict minimum.

The malolactic fermentations in barrel are followed by aging in carefully selected french fûts and barriques, of which 60% are new, two-thirds Tronçais oak and one third Allier and Vosges, blonde to medium toast. The wines are kept in wood for a period of 22 months, and are racked only once.

A tasting of each barrel is conducted in the June, prior to the bottling in September, to select the most complex and structured wines for Il Caberlot, from the more approachable wines, to be labelled as Carnasciale.

Il Caberlot is bottled unfiltered, then mature for a further 18 months in the cellar, prior to their release. Carnasciale, having seen the same vinification and care as Il Caberlot, is a true second wine, and is released 6 months after having been filled in 750mL bottles.

Review:

“Podere Il Carnasciale’s 2014 Il Caberlot is all class. Sophisticated and medium in body in this vintage, it possesses striking aromatic depth and nuance to match its decidedly midweight personality. Layers of bright, red-toned fruit, blood orange and cinnamon add to the wine’s decidedly exotic personality. In some vintages, Caberlot is more overt and exuberant, but the 2014 is a cool, reserved wine that needs time in bottle for its inner sweetness to fully emerge. Even at this early stage, though, it is striking. Drink 2020-2034.” - 96 points (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Jan 2018)

$517.48 per bottle, MAGNUM (1500 mL)

Available by the bottle at LCBO. To purchase your wine go to lcbo.com to check store availability. LCBO #517721