Straight from la Cantina di Antonio …
Though he does not like to appear biased… this is possibly Antonio’s favourite red wine!
A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, this wine starts with mineral tones of granite and campfire, and an austere, dusty tannins. Then follows with a bold fruity taste, pulled together by notes of cherry, cassis, leather and spice.
Wine making process: After the careful selection of the best grapes and de-stemming, the grapes are left to macerate in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature. This process is what kick starts the fermentation which lasts between 18 and 25 days. The fermented grapes are then racked and put in barrels, where the malolactic fermentation process follows its course.
Aging: Aged for 12-18 months in 225 litre oak barrels, various roasts and cooperage.
Refining: In bottles for at least 6 months.
Serving suggestions: red meats, roasts, poultry, game, venison or aged or blue cheeses such as
Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino or Gorgonzola.
Colour: Deep red, which demonstrates a wealth of polyphenols. Purple veins denote the freshness and liveliness of the product.
Nose: At first, one is hit by the hint of ripe red fruits, with notes of blackberry, black cherry and blackcurrants. This is then followed by nuances of tobacco, with spicy aromas of cinnamon, liquorice and a slight balsamic note.
Taste: Pleasant and intense, long-lasting. The taste of this wine completely reflects the sensations perceived by the nose. The structure is powerful and dense, leaving a persistent sweetness on the palate.
Caccia al Piano 1868 is a wineyard of approximately 20 hectars situated in Castagneto Carducci, in the heart of the Bolgheri area, known for producing the most prestigious wines of the Tuscan oenology. Caccia al Piano produces circa 100.000 bottles of red wines every year.