Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate Regaleali

Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage 2016

The Cabernet Sauvignon – similar to the Chardonnay, a variety that wasn’t recognized by the guideline of the time – was planted for the fìrst time in Sicily at the Regaleali Estate in 1985. Produced from a single vineyard, on the top of the San Francesco hill, with a South-West exposure, at a 570-meter altitude, with a sand, loam and clay soil composition. It ages in new 225 liter barriques, with a fìne and medium grain, for 18 months. A strong and austere wine with a multi-toned typical freshness.

  • Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation: Sicilia DOC
  • Growing area: Regaleali Estate – Palermo – Sicily
  • Vineyard: San Francesco of 9 ha
  • Year of planting: 1985
  • Elevation: 550 m a.s.l.
  • Vineyard exposure: south/east
  • Training system: espalier
  • Vines per ha: 3.490
  • Yield sper ha: 54 ql
  • Harvest period: October 5th
  • Fermentation temperature: 20-28°C
  • Length of fermentation: 20 days
  • Malolactic fermentation: fully developed
  • Ageing: 225-liter French oak barrels (Allier and Tronçais) all new, for 18 months
  • Alcohol content: 15% Vol.
  • Wine analytical data: pH 3,65 – AT 5,7 g/l – ZR 2,3 g/l – ET 33,8 g/l

awards

  • Event: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 1993
  • Prize or title conferred: I Migliori Vini dell'Annuario
  • Vintage: 1990
  • Event: 13° Banco d'Assaggio dei Vini d'Italia - Torgiano
  • Year: 1993
  • Prize or title conferred: Diploma e Medaglia d'Oro
  • Vintage: 1990
  • Event: Vinexpo 1993 - Challenge Inrenational du Vin - Bordeaux
  • Year: 1993
  • Prize or title conferred: Diplome de Medaille d'Or
  • Vintage: 1990
  • Event: International Wine&Spirit Competition - Londra
  • Year: 1994
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Argento
  • Vintage: 1990
  • Event: Gambero Rosso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 1994
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 1989
  • Event: International Wine&Spirit Competition
  • Year: 1994
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Oro
  • Vintage: 1991
  • Event: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
  • Year: 1995
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 1990
  • Event: Gambero Rosso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 1995
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 1990
  • Event: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate (June)
  • Year: 1996
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 1993
  • Event: Gambero Rosso - Guida Vini d'Italia - Roma
  • Year: 1996
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 1992
  • Event: Vinexpo 1997 - Challenge International du Vin - Bordeaux
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Oro
  • Vintage: 1992
  • Event: Vinitaly - Verona
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: Diploma di Medaglia d'Oro
  • Vintage: 1994
  • Event: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate (Aug.)
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 1994
  • Event: Vinexpo 1997 - Challenge Inrenational du Vin - Bordeaux
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Oro
  • Vintage: 1993
  • Event: Vinexpo 1997 - Challenge Inrenational du Vin - Bordeaux
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia di Bronzo
  • Vintage: 1994
  • Event: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate (Oct.)
  • Year: 1998
  • Prize or title conferred: 89 points
  • Vintage: 1995
  • Event: Gambero Rosso - Guida Vini d'Italia - Roma
  • Year: 1999
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 1995
  • Event: Vinitaly - 8° Concorso Enologico Internazionale - Verona
  • Year: 2000
  • Prize or title conferred: Gran Menzione
  • Vintage: 1997
  • Event: I Vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro Veronelli
  • Year: 2001
  • Prize or title conferred: Tre Stelle
  • Vintage: 1996
  • Event: Gambero Rosso - Guida Vini d'Italia - Roma
  • Year: 2001
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 1998
  • Event: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 2001
  • Prize or title conferred: I Migliori Vini dell'Annuario
  • Vintage: 1998
  • Event: Vinitaly - 9° Concorso Enologico Internazionale - Verona
  • Year: 2001
  • Prize or title conferred: Gran Menzione
  • Vintage: 1998
  • Event: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2001
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 1998
  • Event: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate (Dec.)
  • Year: 2002
  • Prize or title conferred: 89 points
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Event: Vinitaly - Verona
  • Year: 2002
  • Prize or title conferred: Gran Menzione
  • Vintage: 1999
  • Event: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2002
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 1999
  • Event: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2003
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Event: Vinitaly - 11° Concorso Enologico Internazionale - Verona
  • Year: 2003
  • Prize or title conferred: Gran Menzione
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Event: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: 90 points
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: Gambero Rosso - Guida Vini d'Italia - Roma
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: Hough Johnson - Il libro dei Vini
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Giudizio: "Impressionante"
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: International Challenge - Vietnam
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Silver
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Event: I Vini Intelligenti del Gambero Rosso
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Grandi Vini Italiani tra i 7 e i 30€
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: L'Espresso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: 17/20 punti
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: -
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Event: Gambero Rosso - Guida Vini d'Italia - Roma
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Event: Il Mondo - Guida delle Guide
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: Miglior Vino Siciliano
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Event: Decanter - Degustazione Vini Sardi e Siciliani
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: Raccomended
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Event: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Bruxelles
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Oro
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Event: Bibenda
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: 3° Cabernet d'Italia
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Event: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Bruxelles
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaille d'Or
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Event: Gambero Rosso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Event: I Vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro Veronelli
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: Tre Stelle
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Event: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: -
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Event: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Event: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2007
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Event: I Migliori 100 Vini d'Italia di Paolo Massobrio e Marco Gatti
  • Year: 2007
  • Prize or title conferred: Top 100
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Event: L'Espresso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: Vini d'Eccellenza
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Event: Guida ai Vini del Giornale di Sicilia
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Stelle
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Event: Guida ai Vini del Giornale di Sicilia - Palermo
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Stelle e Super Premio Miglior Vino Rosso
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Event: L'Espresso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: 17/20 punti
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Event: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Bruxelles
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Argento
  • Vintage: 2007
  • Event: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: Miglior Vino (95 punti)
  • Vintage: 2007
  • Event: Gambero Rosso
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2007
  • Event: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
  • Year: 2011
  • Prize or title conferred: 92 points
  • Vintage: 2008
  • Event: Gambero Rosso
  • Year: 2011
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2008
  • Event: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2013
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 2009
  • Event: I Vini di Veronelli
  • Year: 2014
  • Prize or title conferred: Super Tre Stelle
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Event: Gambero Rosso
  • Year: 2014
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Event: Guida ai Vini del Giornale di Sicilia
  • Year: 2014
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Stelle
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Event: L'Espresso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2014
  • Prize or title conferred: Vini d'Eccellenza
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Event: Guida dei Ristoranti di Repubblica
  • Year: 2015
  • Prize or title conferred: Quattro Stelle
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Event: Wine Advocate
  • Year: 2015
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Event: Guida Vitae
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: Quattro Viti
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Event: James Suckling
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 92 points
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Event: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 92+ points
  • Vintage: 2012
Cabernet Sauvignon