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Scipio Tenuta Sette Cieli 2013

 
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Type: Red
Producer: Sette cieli, tenuta
Grape: Cabernet Franc
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2013
Alcohol: 14.5%

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This is a micro-cuvée only made in the best years – just 300 cases – to see what they can do with 100% Cabernet Franc. It’s pretty damned lovely – like Indaco, it needs more time – and you can tell by it being open for 24/48 hours that it’s got excellent potential, and it will just get better and better. It’s a bit more ‘right-bank’ St-Emilion style perhaps than the ‘left-bank’ Médoc. Like Indaco, it’s also another very special wine.


Tasting Notes

'Sette Cieili' translates as 'seven skies', and is a nod to the amazing views and huge diversity of terroir in the area. The best sites here have stony soils, and have the moderating influences of cool breezes and cool nights. The terroir is the envy of every producer who has flocked to Bolgheri to make their fortune. The problem is such good hillside terroir here is very limited, and most is devoted to Sassicaia and Ornellaia. Since the mid-nineties, when these wines really became famous, there has been a scramble to acquire any plots of the best stony hillside land. It's here, above the sandy plain that stretches out to the coast, which is great for growing tomatoes but not so good for grapes, that the wines take on a magical finesse and structure that has put them on a par with top Bordeaux and Californians.

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