Sancaba 2013

2013 is the first vintage of Sancaba and was produced in the same winery as Tenuta di Trinoro under the winemaking influence of Andrea Franchetti.  It is 100% pinot noir and is characterized by its Old World, Burgundian style.

Vineyard age: 7 years

Vineyard density: 5,000 vines/Ha

Vineyard altitude: 650 m asl

Yield per hectare: 30 Hl/Ha

Harvest: 14-15 October

Fertilization: Green manure

Spraying: Copper, propolis, sulfur

Vinification: Fermentation for 10 days part in stainless steel vats and part in new barriques

Aging: 2 month in new and 2nd use French oak barriques; 15 months in cement tanks

Bottling: Waning moon of May 2015

Production: 1,216 bottles


“Sancaba’s 2013 Pinot Noir is super-expressive and bold to the core. Intensely sweet and perfumed, the 2013 offers notable depth in an overt, forward style that will please readers who like overt wines. Sweet red cherries, plums, spices, mint and hard candy are all nicely delineated. Drink this juicy, voluptuous Pinot over the next few years. This is a gorgeous debut from Sancaba. (Drinking window: 2016-2020).”

– Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, 92 points

“Mid ruby. An unusual but confident style of Pinot. Lightly spicy and aromatically herbal without being weedy. Lots of fruit whose ripeness level is optimal. Medium bodied with some but not excessive sweetness. Well done – though I suspect it is not given away…. Pretty forward. The acid level is only just high enough but it’s a very pretty wine for current drinking. 13.5% Drink 2015-2018.”

– Jancis Robinson

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