Umberto Cesari Tauleto Sangiovese 2013
For Umberto Cesari, producing good wine is a family tradition with deep roots in this area of Emilia Romagna It is here that Umberto and his wife Giuliana started their company in 1965 by buying 20 hectares of land in the hills. From then on, he has continually expanded and increased the quality of his wines and today the Company extends over an area of 100 hectares divided into distinct vineyards; La Casetta, Parolino, Ca Grande and Laurento, each of which provides the perfect micro-climate for the vines planted. The two wines that have created a great response from the day of release are the Moma wines. The Moma project pays homage to Bologna-born Giorgio Morandi, one of the most important Italian artists of the 20th century. A new label, dedicated to a contemporary artist is chosen by a panel of experts every three years. This year the winner was "Paper Glass" by Elena Valentini.
The grapes were harvested by hand and left to dry for 2 weeks prior to pressing. Maceration lasted 30 days at less than 30C. Aged for 24 months in Allier, Tronchet and American oak barrels of 225 and 500 litres followed by a further 6 months in bottle prior to release.
The density of the plantings is 5,500 vines per hectare with a yield of 6,500 Kg of grapes. Careful canopy management enables the clusters to reach optimum maturity.
This wine is fresh and full of spicy scents on the nose with hints of cherry and menthol. On the palate, it is full-bodied with fine primary blackberry fruit and chocolate tones and a supple, lingering aftertaste.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Try with braised and grilled red meats or spicy pasta dishes.
Silver & Best In Class (IWSC 2010)
Country / Region / Appellation
IT / Emilia Romagna / Rubicone IGT