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Pratesi Carmignano 750ML 2009
Sku: 02041
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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Carmignano
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
Reg. $26.99
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Wine Advocate 91 points - The 2009 Carmignano emerges from the glass with dark cherries, blackberries, tobacco, grilled herbs, menthol and licorice, all wrapped around a powerful, insistent frame. The style is deep, powerful and rich. It works beautifully here. The 2009 is 70% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. (Jun 2012)

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This wine is a blend of 70% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Merlot. After fermentation, the wine is matured in barriques to add layers of complexity and to soften the tannins. The final product is a perfect example of the indelebile link between the grower’s respect for the land and the manifestation of terroir in the bottle.

Based in Carmignano, Pratesi is a small, family-owned estate of about 50 acres that began bottling and selling its wine in 1983. In 1997, Fabrizio Pratesi took over the winery and shortly thereafter modified its production philosophy under the guidance of Stefano Chioccioli, a well-known consulting oenologist and agronomist. Together they decided to plant new vineyards at a greater density of 4,200 vines per acre, enabling them to dramatically reduce the yields and boost the flavor concentration in the grapes. Since the Renaissance, Carmignano has had a reputation for producing excellent wines and today Pratesi produces rich, flavorful, elegant wines that carry on this tradition.