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2008 Vigneto Due Santi, Zonta, a Cabernet based wine from volcanic soils


Vigneto Due Santi is an estate located in the north-east portion of Italy in Veneto.  The estate was founded in the 1960s and today is run by the two brothers.  The vineyards are located in Breganze on a blend of volcanic soils.  Apparently this region has the only stretch of volcanic soils in Northern Italy which are regarded as ideal for Cabernet based wines.  As a result, the red wines of Vigneto Due Santi are primarily made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc with some Merlot.  What I particularly liked about this wine was the freshness both on the nose and in the mouth as well as the lively fruit flavors.  The use of oak is in balance with the wine and while I have no previous experience with this estate, I would not be surprised if this wine tasted even better after several more years of age.  At $26 it is at a price one can afford to find out.  This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.

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2008 Vigneto Due Santi, Zonta, Breganze – $26
Imported by Siema LLC.  This wine is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Merlot that was fermented in stainless steel tanks then underwent malolactic fermentation and 15-18 months of aging in new barrels.  Alcohol 14.5%.  There were fresh and concentrated aromas of red and black fruit with a hint of floral greenhouse.  In the mouth the black fruit had a lively and textured start before picking up slightly ripe raspberry fruit, polished wood, tobacco, and salivating acidity.  With air the wine firmed up a bit and developed raspberry and strawberry flavors in the fine, drying structure.  The aftertaste was fresh as well.  There were some notes of maturity but the wine will continue to develop.  *** Now-2022.

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