Le Argille Cabernet Di Cabernet

Italy

 

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Ever had a wine that came in a concrete bottle before? No? We hadn't either until we found the truly remarkable Le Argille Cabernet Di Cabernet. Originating from Treviso, Italy, in vineyards surrounded by the river Sile, this strong, serious and unique wine ages in concrete barrels for two years. Why? Because the winemakers are trying to produce an immaculate wine free from interference, so that its uniqueness is fully preserved along with its warm, refined, and mature taste. Well you know what... they have nailed it! One of the best wines we've tried in the last 12 months without doubt.

If you can lift the bottle (it really is heavy!), on the pour you'll release an intense ruby red liquid with garnet highlights. Stick your nose in and you are greeted by a warm, complex, enveloping aroma, with perfume of mature berries especially blueberry, blackberry and wild strawberries. Then a second wave hits you with hints of plum, black cherries and vanilla. But wait.. it still hasn't finished, now we're getting light nuances of tobacco, dark chocolate and green pepper. Wow!

So the taste? It is everything it promises with a warm, elegant, mature, complex and important mouthfeel that reveals soft berries, glorious spicing and just gorgeous supple tannins. The long ageing in cement has preserved all the exquisite particular flavours of the grapes that crescendos to a spectacular mouth warming long finish that demands you take another sip. We say again... wow!

So pairing this beauty. Well the good news is it is incredibly versatile. It's excellent with strong meats like game and venison and will pair up wonderfully with meaty stews and herby cheeses. But here's the big surprise, Le Argille Cabernet Di Cabernet is also very good with jam desserts, like jam tarts and pastries.

Country: Italy
Region: Treviso
Grapes: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Cabernet Franc
ABV: 15%
Volume: 75cl
Vintage: 2014

 

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