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Polvaro Tenuta

Polvaro Tenuta
2017 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Venezia DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Regional Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17

Polvaro Tenuta
2017 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Venezia DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Regional Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dusty deep purple color. Earthy aromas of leather, raspberry lambic, horse blanket, and herbal tea with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length dried cranberry, mulled wine and iron finish with earthy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A slatey and lean Cabernet Sauvignon with earthy Brett influence.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Funky & Old World
Aroma Aroma: leather, raspberry lambic, horse blanket, and herbal tea
Taste Flavor: dried cranberry, mulled wine and iron
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Reuben Sandwich, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A slatey and lean Cabernet Sauvignon with earthy Brett influence.

The Producer

Tenuta Polvaro

The Producer
Via Polvaro 35
Annone Veneto,
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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