980AD

980AD

2015

Vinification

The grapes for 980AD are thoughtfully hand selected from the top of the ‘Colline’ cru, located in the middle of Villa Saletta. They are softly pressed and fermented in small new barrels of Allier French oak with integral fermentations. Once the wine has run off its skins, it is finessed with a complete malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels. It’s aged for 24 months in the barrels and a further 6 months in the bottle before it’s ready to be enjoyed, or aged further in your own cellar.

Tasting notes

A very intense, deep ruby red in colour, the 980AD is rich in its concentration of red and black fruit including cherries, raspberries, blueberries, cassis and wild forest fruits. The bouquet is a complexity of flavours and tastes with blackberries, black pepper, vanilla, liquorice, rosemary and Mediterranean forest. The palate is elegant, fresh, round and fruity, with notes of spices and outstanding tannins with a long persistence.

Information

Production
980 magnum bottles

Surface
1 hectare

Grape Varieties
100% Cabernet Franc

Soils
Blue clay marls

Ageing
24 months

Awards

Vinitaly 2018, 5starwine

Vinitaly 2018, 5starwine
980AD 2015
Top Selection (92 pts)

CSWA China wine and spirits award

CSWA China wine and spirits award
980AD 2015
Gold medal

UK IWC Tasting 2018

UK IWC Tasting 2018
980AD 2015
Bronze medal

Decanter 2018

Decanter 2018
980AD 2015
Silver Medal (90 pts)

USA Wine Ratings, San Francisco, CA

USA Wine Ratings, San Francisco, CA
980AD 2015
Silver

Mundus Vini 2018

Mundus Vini 2018
980AD 2015
Gold medal

Vinitaly 2018

Vinitaly 2018
980AD 2015
Top Selection (92 pts)

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