Carus Vini

Terzona 2016

IGT Toscana, Tuscany, Italy

Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot | 13.5% ABV


Discover this classic Bordeaux blend made Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The harvest is done by hand to maintain the integrity of the product and the quality of the fruit. Now with a few years under its belt in the cellar, it has come into its own, offering an appealing balance of meaty, leather flavours and sappy fruit.

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It is medium bodied with a fine balance of ripe dark fruits and the earthy, animal notes. Dried cherries and plum dominate with hints of chocolate and leather.

Service: Serve at 16°C.

Food Pairing: Excellent with grilled meats, cured meats and cheeses.

In 2011, Guido Carissimo embarked on a journey into the world of winemaking in the picturesque region of Tuscany. However, this winemaking passion had deep roots in his family's heritage, stretching back through four generations in the sun-soaked vineyards of Puglia. During his youth, he actively participated in the management of the family farm, but as time passed, a desire for something new beckoned.

After pursuing studies and gaining diverse work experiences around the globe, he returned to his homeland, Italy. Settling in Tuscany, the enchanting landscape of the region rekindled his ""wine making disease,"" a term often used to describe the irresistible passion for crafting fine wines. It was, as he describes it, a case of love at first sight with the captivating beauty of the Tuscan valley. Guido's vision for winemaking differed from the historical practices of their family. He aspired to create exquisite wines while prioritizing minimal impact on the environment. In this pursuit, he aimed to blend tradition with innovation, crafting wines that told a unique story while respecting the natural world that surrounded them.

Carus Vini was created in the 1990s in the San Casciano in Val di Pesa, the heart of Chianti Classico. Most of its vineyards were planted under the direction of the late Giacomo Tachis, the famous Italian oenologist collaborated on and launched Super Tuscans such as Sassicaia and Tignanello. The 13.5 hectare vineyard is on calcareous clay hillsides, at elevation of 300m above sea level. Growth and productivity are carefully balanced; the vineyards are carefully tended until the harvest (done by hand into small baskets) which is carried out in different phases to guarantee only perfectly ripe grapes are picked.

This organic vineyard is committed to sustainability in wine production. Carus' approach is to minimise environmental impact while maintaining a focus on quality and tradition. They adhere to Integral Agriculture principles, avoiding chemical products, using nitro-sating crops between vineyard rows, and relying on manual harvesting without irrigation. They also practice a careful plant replacement strategy to ensure optimal production. Additionally a significant portion of their electricity needs are met by solar panels installed on their winery.

Red | Still | 75cl | 13.5% ABV | Contains sulphites

Recognition: 92 James Suckling.

Cellaring: Drink now.

Vinification: It refines in Allier oak barriques for 15 months and then in the bottle for 3 months.

  • Vegan - Practising (Uncertified)

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