Vigna San Francesco | Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate Regaleali

Vigna San Francesco | Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage 2018

THe San Francesco vineyard is the emblem of our work at Regaleali and represents the relentless research and innovation of our team to improve the quality of our wines. Implanted in 1985 by Lucio Tasca, it has been divided imo two different sections due to the nature of the soil. The highest part, on the south-east side of the Canalotto valley, at an altitude of between 532 and 585 metres, has been reserved for Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tue soil is made up of sand and sandstone with variable grains, the texture is partly clayey and calcareous, with a slightly alkaline pH (8.3). Tue soil is moderately deep and the development of the vine’s root system is abundant in the first 60 cm and more moderate down to one metre deep. It contains a normal amount of organic matter and is rich in minerai salts such as magnesium and potassium, while it is poor in phosphorus. Tue vines were planted with intervals of 2.60 metres between rows and 1. 1 metres between the plants (3,490 plants per hectare).

Tue espalier cultivation system is used, with cordon-trained spur-pruned vines. Cabernet Sauvignon is a late variety, with a very long vegetative are. Tue grapes are harvested by hand by expert vintners who are able to select the bunches already in the vineyard, on average between mid-September and the first ten days of October.

  • Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation: Red – Sicilia DOC
  • Growing area: Regaleali Estate – Palermo – Sicily
  • Vineyard: San Francesco (9 ha)
  • Year of planting: 1985
  • Elevation: 550 m a.s.l.
  • Exposure: south-east
  • Training system: espalier
  • Pruning system: guyot
  • Vines per ha: 3,490
  • Yields per ha: 71 ql
  • Harvest: September 25th
  • Fermentation: traditional for reds in stainless steel
  • 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: 14% Vol.
  • Wine analytical data: pH 3.63 – TA 6 g/l – RS 1.2 g/l – TE 34.9 g/l

awards

  • Guide: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 1993
  • Prize or title conferred: I Migliori Vini dell'Annuario
  • Vintage: 1990
  • Guide: 13° Banco d'Assaggio dei Vini d'Italia - Torgiano
  • Year: 1993
  • Prize or title conferred: Diploma e Medaglia d'Oro
  • Vintage: 1990
  • Guide: Vinexpo 1993 - Challenge Inrenational du Vin - Bordeaux
  • Year: 1993
  • Prize or title conferred: Diplome de Medaille d'Or
  • Vintage: 1990
  • Guide: International Wine&Spirit Competition - Londra
  • Year: 1994
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Argento
  • Vintage: 1990
  • Guide: Gambero Rosso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 1994
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 1989
  • Guide: International Wine&Spirit Competition
  • Year: 1994
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Oro
  • Vintage: 1991
  • Guide: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
  • Year: 1995
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 1990
  • Guide: Gambero Rosso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 1995
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 1990
  • Guide: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate (June)
  • Year: 1996
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 1993
  • Guide: Gambero Rosso - Guida Vini d'Italia - Roma
  • Year: 1996
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 1992
  • Guide: Vinexpo 1997 - Challenge International du Vin - Bordeaux
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Oro
  • Vintage: 1992
  • Guide: Vinitaly - Verona
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: Diploma di Medaglia d'Oro
  • Vintage: 1994
  • Guide: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate (Aug.)
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 1994
  • Guide: Vinexpo 1997 - Challenge Inrenational du Vin - Bordeaux
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Oro
  • Vintage: 1993
  • Guide: Vinexpo 1997 - Challenge Inrenational du Vin - Bordeaux
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia di Bronzo
  • Vintage: 1994
  • Guide: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate (Oct.)
  • Year: 1998
  • Prize or title conferred: 89 points
  • Vintage: 1995
  • Guide: Gambero Rosso - Guida Vini d'Italia - Roma
  • Year: 1999
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 1995
  • Guide: Vinitaly - 8° Concorso Enologico Internazionale - Verona
  • Year: 2000
  • Prize or title conferred: Gran Menzione
  • Vintage: 1997
  • Guide: I Vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro Veronelli
  • Year: 2001
  • Prize or title conferred: Tre Stelle
  • Vintage: 1996
  • Guide: Gambero Rosso - Guida Vini d'Italia - Roma
  • Year: 2001
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 1998
  • Guide: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 2001
  • Prize or title conferred: I Migliori Vini dell'Annuario
  • Vintage: 1998
  • Guide: Vinitaly - 9° Concorso Enologico Internazionale - Verona
  • Year: 2001
  • Prize or title conferred: Gran Menzione
  • Vintage: 1998
  • Guide: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2001
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 1998
  • Guide: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate (Dec.)
  • Year: 2002
  • Prize or title conferred: 89 points
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Guide: Vinitaly - Verona
  • Year: 2002
  • Prize or title conferred: Gran Menzione
  • Vintage: 1999
  • Guide: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2002
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 1999
  • Guide: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2003
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Guide: Vinitaly - 11° Concorso Enologico Internazionale - Verona
  • Year: 2003
  • Prize or title conferred: Gran Menzione
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Guide: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: 90 points
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Guide: Gambero Rosso - Guida Vini d'Italia - Roma
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Guide: Hough Johnson - Il libro dei Vini
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Giudizio: "Impressionante"
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Guide: International Challenge - Vietnam
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Silver
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Guide: I Vini Intelligenti del Gambero Rosso
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Grandi Vini Italiani tra i 7 e i 30€
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Guide: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Guide: L'Espresso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: 17/20 punti
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Guide: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: -
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Guide: Gambero Rosso - Guida Vini d'Italia - Roma
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Guide: Il Mondo - Guida delle Guide
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: Miglior Vino Siciliano
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Guide: Decanter - Degustazione Vini Sardi e Siciliani
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: Raccomended
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Guide: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Guide: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Bruxelles
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Oro
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Guide: Bibenda
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: 3° Cabernet d'Italia
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Guide: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Bruxelles
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaille d'Or
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Guide: Gambero Rosso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Guide: I Vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro Veronelli
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: Tre Stelle
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Guide: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: -
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Guide: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Guide: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2007
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Guide: I Migliori 100 Vini d'Italia di Paolo Massobrio e Marco Gatti
  • Year: 2007
  • Prize or title conferred: Top 100
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Guide: L'Espresso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: Vini d'Eccellenza
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Guide: Guida ai Vini del Giornale di Sicilia
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Stelle
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Guide: Guida ai Vini del Giornale di Sicilia - Palermo
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Stelle e Super Premio Miglior Vino Rosso
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Guide: L'Espresso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: 17/20 punti
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Guide: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Bruxelles
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Argento
  • Vintage: 2007
  • Guide: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: Miglior Vino (95 punti)
  • Vintage: 2007
  • Guide: Gambero Rosso
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2007
  • Guide: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
  • Year: 2011
  • Prize or title conferred: 92 points
  • Vintage: 2008
  • Guide: Gambero Rosso
  • Year: 2011
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2008
  • Guide: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2013
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 2009
  • Guide: I Vini di Veronelli
  • Year: 2014
  • Prize or title conferred: Super Tre Stelle
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Guide: Gambero Rosso
  • Year: 2014
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Guide: Guida ai Vini del Giornale di Sicilia
  • Year: 2014
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Stelle
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Guide: L'Espresso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2014
  • Prize or title conferred: Vini d'Eccellenza
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Guide: Guida dei Ristoranti di Repubblica
  • Year: 2015
  • Prize or title conferred: Quattro Stelle
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Guide: Wine Advocate
  • Year: 2015
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Guide: Guida Vitae
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: Quattro Viti
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Guide: James Suckling
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 92 points
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Guide: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 92+ points
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Guide: James Suckling
  • Year: 2021
  • Prize or title conferred: 95
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Guide: Doctor Wine
  • Year: 2021
  • Prize or title conferred: 95 Faccino Doctor Wine
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Guide: Vinous
  • Year: 2021
  • Prize or title conferred: 92
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Guide: Vitae
  • Year: 2021
  • Prize or title conferred: Quattro Viti
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Guide: Falstaff
  • Year: 2022
  • Prize or title conferred: 95/100
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Guide: Vinous
  • Year: 2022
  • Prize or title conferred: 91/100
  • Vintage: 2018
Vigna San Francesco | Cabernet Sauvignon