Dalla Cia, Teano 2017

(1 review)

The Dalla Cia’s winemaking influence spreads across much of the winelands. In fact, Giorgio, George Dalla Cia’s father, was the pioneer of South African Bordeaux blends at Meerlust in the 1980’s.

The winery operates as a negociant, sourcing incredible quality grapes from prime spots around Stellenbosch.

This release sees Sangiovese meet the classic Bordeaux varieties. Expect ripe dark berries, smoky spice and hints of tobacco on the palate. Mouth-watering velvet tannins and a striking complexity make this a wine worthy of the finest collection.

94pts | Platter's

£72.00

Only 6 left in stock

Stellenbosch

Red Blend

LightFull Bodied

Description

Teano (pron: Té-a-no) – the small village which saw the making of history where, on the 26th October 1860, nationalist leader Giuseppe Garibaldi and King Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoy met and united Italy for the first time. The word Teano, colloquially, can emphasise an important meeting or symbolic coming-together. With this wine, George and Giorgio Dalla Cia join forces and celebrate their own triumphant ‘Teano’ – the twin fusions of Bordeaux meeting Tuscany, and Italy joined with South Africa.

Tasting Notes
Teano is a blend of classic Bordeaux varieties and the elegant Tuscan Sangiovese grape. A ripe, succulent mouthfeel of dark berries and smoky spice with hints of tobacco and warm earth. Melting-velvet tannins and a complex finish make this an exclusive wine worthy of cellaring for a decade or more.

Vinification
After 6 days of skin contact the must was fermented completely dry and left to macerate for a further 7 days on the skin. It was then drawn-off into new 300l French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation, followed by a further 24 months maturation.

Analysis
Alcohol: 13.5%
Total Acidity: 6.1 g/l
pH: 3.52

Complements
Slow cooked meats and game.

Ideal Serving Temperature
16-18 Degrees Celsius

Additional information

Alcohol vol

13.5%

Grape

Red Blend

Origin

Stellenbosch

Vintage

2017

Wine Farm

Slow cooked red meats and venison.

1 review for Dalla Cia, Teano 2017

  1. 94pts | Platter’s

    French & Italian grapes meet in 2017 blend. Flavour components – strawberries, warm spice, blackcurrant, fresh herbs, savoury notes – assimilate 100% new oak effortlessly. Flavours multiply & evolve through to lengthy finish. Last tasted was 2014 (92 pts). WO W Cape.

    Platter’s 2022

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