About Tenuta Polvaro 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, IGP Veneto
Tenuta Polvaro in the Venzia DOC is an estate that dates back to the 1600's. The De Zan family, makers of the Candoni wines, have restored it to modern grandeur and have a state-of-the-art winemaking facility here. The property is located just northeast of Venice, close enough to the Adriatic to have a very balanced, warm microclimate.
The Cabernet grapes for this wine are hand-picked during the first two weeks of October. First they are pressed, then they undergo a crushing process for ten days in order to extract the colors, aromas, and tannins. The wine is aged in two different styles: for eight to ten months, half of the wine rests in steel tanks while the other half resides in French oak barrels. After this period of separation, they are blended together then bottled. This Cab is elegance and well-balanced. It has a deep ruby color and aromas of blackberry, blueberry, and dried herbs and spices. It is lush and softly smoky on the palate with notes of lingering fruit, sweet licorice, and fresh vanilla.