Dalla Cia, Teano 2017
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Total Acidity: 6.1 g/l
Slow cooked meats and game.
Ideal Serving Temperature
16-18 Degrees Celsius
Slow cooked red meats and venison.