Cabernet Sauvignon "Icóna" DOC
Stony and pebbly lands of inland Venice.
Vineyards: with a north-to-south and east-to-west orientation, with 3,500/4,000 grapevines per hectare (average age: 12 - 20 years).
Average production: 2/2.5 kg per grapevine (70/90 q. per hectare).
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon.
Growing technique: Sylvoz.
The grapes are harvested by hand in October and are de-stemmed and crushed. The crushed grapes undergo fermentation/maceration for 14/16 days at a temperature of 26/28° C; then the wine is drawn from the marc. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation is concluded inside steel vats. After remaining in contact with the grape skins for a couple of months, the wine is cleared, cold-stabilized and bottled. After bottling it is allowed to age a couple of months.
Colour: ruby with deep violet shades.
Bouquet: intense, slightly herbaceous reminding red berriedfruits.
Taste: a little herbaceous, with body, round, harmonious, velvety.
Alcohol content, % vol. 12.50 – 13.50
Sugars, g/l 5.50 – 6.50
Total acidity, g/l 5.00 – 5.50
16 - 18° C, opening the bottle a short time before.
Keep in a dry and cool place and far from light and heat sources.
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"Icona" Cabernet Sauvignon D.O.C. - Astoria