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Candoni

Candoni
2019 Organic , Cabernet Sauvignon, Terre Siciliane IGP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Regional Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$17

Candoni
2019 Organic , Cabernet Sauvignon, Terre Siciliane IGP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Regional Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14%
Dark garnet color. Aromas of cherry jam, rhubarb, and lanolin with a chewy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, snappy underripe berries, rose, and graphite finish with light oak flavor. A solid pairing for the weeknight table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World
Aroma Aroma: cherry jam, rhubarb, and lanolin
Taste Flavor: underripe berries, rose, and graphite
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid pairing for the weeknight table.

The Producer

Candoni Wines

The Producer
Piazza Martiri della Liberta 8
Calamandrana,
Italy

Regional Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
While Cabernet Sauvignon is not an indigenous variety of Italy, growers in several regions in the country have planted it and producers are making various styles. In Friuli and the Veneto regions in the north, the wines are often medium-bodied with moderate tannins and flavors of berry, cassis and olive along with subdued spice notes such as thyme and sage. These are Cabernets meant to be consumed within five years; pair with pastas with bolognese sauce or grilled red meats.

Cabernet Sauvignon is also planted in other Italian regions, most notably Tuscany, where it is a more full-bodied, ageworthy red. The most famous examples are from the Bolgheri district along Tuscany's west coast; these are powerful, deeply concentrated wines that can age for three or four decades. Wines such as these should only be consumed after a decade; pair them with the finest cheeses such as Parmgiano-Reggiano or with the finest sirloin.

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Regional Cabernet Sauvignon