Cafaggio ‘Basilica Cortaccio’ IGT Tuscany Cabernet Sauvignon

Tuscany IGT Tuscany Italy Europe
Tasting Notes
Technical Details

Cafaggio Cortaccio opens with delicate aromas of cassis, tobacco and cedar. The robust palate delivers mature plum, clove and espresso alongside chewy tannins. Long and pleasant finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon grape blend.
This wine contains allergens, sulfites.


The Estate

Basilica del Cortaccio, an elite vineyard in Cafaggio, comprises 4.2 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon, with sensorial attributes that reflect a fine ‘terroir’, evoking the variety of origin. Produced for the first time in 1989, the Basilica del Cortaccio variety is grown according to the principles of organic farming.

Wine Making

Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks, breaking and soaking of the marc through manual pressing and pump-overs with air, spontaneous malolactic fermentation, maturation for 18 months in 225-litre Freanch oak barriques (Tronçais and Allier), mediumtoasted. Bottle-aged for six months before sale.

Food Suggestions

Pairs well with beef, pasta, and lamb.

• Available Size: 750mL (12 pc)
• Organic
• Type: Wines
• Sub-type: Wines
• Class: Red
• ABV%: 14

Wine Enthusiast – 92

"Underbrush, sunbaked earth, leather and camphor aromas shape the nose. On the chewy, full-bodied palate, firm tannins support fleshy black cherry, licorice and tobacco. Drink through 2025."
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