Montefiori 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon/Sangiovese
About the Producer
- Originally from the Le Marche region outside of Tuscany in Italy, Paolo Paoloni is dedicated to long standing wine traditions and focuses on traditional.
Italian varieties, which he feels enjoy a singular expression in the Valle de Guadalupe.
- Having spent many years studying winemaking in Italy, then working for years for one of Mexico’s largest wineries, Paolo purchased 38 hectares in what has become the hub of high-quality wine in Baja California. He is one of the region’s pioneers and most respected winemakers.
About the Wine
- 75% Cabernet Sauvignon / 25% Sangiovese. Upon coming across this blend during an early tasting trip to Mexico several years ago, we knew it would be a hit in the United States if we could convince Paolo to allocate some our way.
- Impressively balanced, this blend proves how far winemaking in Baja has progressed over the years.
Vintage: 2016 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon / Sangiovese
Origin: Baja California, México | Appellation: Guadalupe Valley, Baja California
Elaboration: Estate grown grapes. Clay/sand soil. Vineyards planted 1998. Aged ten months in a combination of new and used French oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation in barrel. Unfined and unfiltered.
Winemaker: Paolo Paoloni
Big structure with good balance and vibrant acidity. Silky tannins lead to hints of spices, licorice, and rose. Long finish. A terrific pairing with spicy dry-cured meats.
Production: 750 cases | Alcohol: 14.0% | TA: g/l | Residual Sugar: g/l | pH:
Press & Points
2014 – 91 Points, Wine & Spirits
2008 – 91 Points, James Suckling
2007 – “Wine Pick of the Week,” Seattle Times
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