Caiarossa "Caiarossa" 2015

Blend of Cabernet Franc / Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon / Syrah (Shiraz) / Sangiovese / Petit Verdot / Alicante
A still red wine from the Toscana region of Italy.


Vibrant and warm. Fruity.

Tasting Notes

The 2015 Caiarossa has a bouquet characterised by berry notes mainly.

On the palate it is vibrant, chewy, warm and spicy.

93
Score 93

My score / points

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Estate making Caiarossa Estate Caiarossa
Caiarossa (2015) Label Caiarossa
Style of Caiarossa Style Red & Still
Country of Caiarossa Country Italy
Region of Caiarossa Region Toscana
Grape blend of Caiarossa Grapes Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah (Shiraz), Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Alicante
Vintage of Caiarossa Vintage 2015
My review of Caiarossa Points
93
   

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Caiarossa

Caiarossa is wine producer in the Pisa province of Tuscany. The grapes enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean weather, cooled by the sea breeze of the Tyrrhenian sea.

They focus on usage of varietals which are non traditional for the Tuscan region; using the classical Bordeaux blend such as other super Tuscan wine producers, but blending in other grapes such as Alicante and Syrah.

There estate has been certified organic and they follow biodynamic principles.

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