Cabánico, Basilicata IGT, Alovini 2014

IR06514

This is one of the top wines from Oronzo Aló, master Basilicatan winemaker. A blend of Cabernet and Aglianico, it has super-soft tannins, summer pudding fruit, a honey-ish core and a velvety texture. A fine wine indeed!

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Type Red
ABV 14.0%
Bottle Size 75 cl
Country Italy
Region Italy
Area South of Italy
Style Medium-bodied
Vintage 2014
Major Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Grapes 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Aglianico
Drinking Guide Drink or Keep
Food Match Breast of beef stuffed with egg, stewed in tomato

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Italian Vintages

Yields were down in 2016 but quality is high with Piedmont and Tuscany at least as good as 2015. 2015 is generally an excellent vintage across Italy, perhaps reds have the edge over whites. A year that necessitated a lot of work in the vineyards due to the rains, 2014 has produced some surprisingly good results with elegant fresh wines across the country. The long, cool growing season of 2013 produced aromatic, well-balanced wines, whilst 2012 showed particularly well in Tuscany and in sheltered sites in Piedmont. A warm growing season in 2011 gave powerful wines with ripe tannins in contrast to the cooler season of 2010 which gave fresher wines for mid-term drinking. 2009 was another warm year with higher alcohol, ripe tannins and good aromatics. 2008 delivered approachable, soft, elegant wines. This followed the excellent pair of 2007 and 2006. 2005 proved to be a difficult year with erratic weather patterns. Age-worthy, complex wines were produced in 2004 after the hot year of 2003 which seemed to suit Tuscany better than Piedmont. 2001 backwards, through to the latter half of the ’90s, proved something of a run of very good or excellent vintages, in which 1997 stands out, even in this company. 1994 gave lighter, fruity wines (drink up) while 1993 was patchy, 1992 was wet, 1991 was spoiled by rain at harvest, but 1990 was superb, starting the decade on a high.

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