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Cassiano

2020

Wine
Six great red wine varieties from our finest sites harmonise subtly in this wine: character and individuality paired with joie de vivre and elegance.

Grape varieties

Merlot 41 %, Cabernet Franc 26 %, Tempranillo 9 %, Cabernet Sauvignon 7 %, Petit Verdot 9 %, Syrah 8 %

Site and soil

Our finest sites in the Manincor estate, at the “Seehof” and “Panholzerhof”: south-east facing overlooking the Lake of Kaltern at an altitude of 250 – 280 m above sea level. Rich soils consisting of sand and clay mixed with limestone gravel and morainal debris.

Vintage

2020 brought us an early harvest with good qualities and nice quantities. The new shoots appeared not very early, but a very warm spring and a balanced summer were optimal for the development of the vines, so that we already started harvesting on 25 August. During the harvest, there were repeated phases of rain, but with our quickness and our meticulous selection work, we were able to bring very good qualities into the cellar.
From late September to mid-October, we harvested Tempranillo, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon according to maturity. The physiological maturity was almost perfect, sugar maturity and acidity in an ideal range. A very balanced vintage. The yield per hectare was 42 hl.


Winemaking

Each batch was crushed separately and the spontaneous fermentation with the skins took place in open-top oak vats. Skin contact was limited to ten to twenty days, depending on the variety. In view of the year’s cool weather, the focus was placed on finesse and elegance. The young wine was matured for eighteen months in barriques, one-third of which were new. The individual wines are only blended shortly before filling.

Bottled

35,700 normal bottels and
720 Magnum were filled.

Analytical data

Residual sugar: 1.2 g/l
Alcohol: 14 % vol.
Acidity: 5.1 g/l

Description and food recommendations

Bright, full cherry red. On the nose the wine is reminiscent of ripe cherry, liquorice and wild herbs; the smooth, ripe tannins give the wine an especially harmonious mouth-feel with tangy fresh herbs on the finish.
Enjoy at optimum maturity from 2022 to the end of 2030.
Serve: just below room temperature, 60 - 64 °F; in its youth the wine will benefit from decanting; savour from medium-large Bordeaux glasses.
It is an excellent match for venison and game, well-seasoned red meats and piquant hard cheeses.

Our claim

Biodynamic
Respekt-BIODYN
Vegan

Distributor: Manincor, San Giuseppe al Lago 4, 39052 Caldaro/Italy

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