CELLAR SELECTION: Dark chocolate and espresso notes open the bouquet of this concentrated Cabernet Franc. Round and soft, with power and personality, this penetrating wine sits long on the palate, and it imparts bright fruit and spice notes with time. The tannins are tight, firm and polished.
“The 2009 Dedicato a Walter shows the potential of Cabernet Franc in Maremma. Bright flowers, roses, mocha, red fruit and exotic spices are all woven together in this beautifully layered, expressive wine. A warm, resonant finish with tons of Cabernet Franc character leaves a lasting impression. I very much like the richness and weight here.”
An impressive wine from an impressive vintage, this Tuscan expression of Cabernet Franc opens with opulent fruit notes of blackberry, prune, plum and ripe cherry backed by clove, pepper, leather and cigar box. The tannins are firm and silky and the fade is long and velvety.
“An impressive wine from an impressive vintage, this Tuscan expression of Cabernet Franc opens with opulent fruit notes of blackberry, prune, plum and ripe cherry backed by clove, pepper, leather and cigar box. The tannins are firm and silky and the finish is long and velvety.”
Black cherry, raspberry, milk chocolate, violet and licorice on the nose, with a strong element of sexy nutty oak. Sweet and creamy in the mouth, with the depth and intensity of fresh red fruit flavor to support its oakiness. Finishes rich, savory and quite long, with excellent grip and poise.
The 2007 Dedicato a Walter shows just how great Cabernet Franc can be in Maremma, something that is all the more remarkable here considering these vines were only planted in 2001. Roasted coffee beans, cinnamon, cloves, leather and minerals are layered into a core of rich, exuberant fruit. Here, too, the warmth and radiance of Bolgheri shines through to the engaging, beautifully balanced finish.