Cabreo Estate

39 055 83605 Place le Ruffino
1-50065 Pontassieve,
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From the early 70's some of the winemakers of Tuscany began to experiment with grape varieties not native to Italy such as cabernet sauvignon,sauvignon blanc and chardonnay. In the 80's the Chianti Conzorrzio introduced a set of guidlines as to locations,techniques of cultivation and blends for these wines which had come to be called 'Super Tuscans ' The Cabreo estate is located close to the village of Greve and has 50 hectares called ' Fattoria di Zano ' planted with sangiovese and cabernet sauvignon and another 25 hectares to the south of the village planted with chardonnay.Because the cepagement does not comply with the rules for a DOC or DOCG wine these wines are classified as  Vino Da Tavola Di Toscana or IGT. The Cabreo estate is ownd by the Ruffino House which is well known for Chianti

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Cabreo Il Borgo 1993

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    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website ... the 'Super Tuscans ' The Cabreo estate has been making this blend of 70% sangiovese and 30 % cabernet sauvignon that spends 18 months in oak barrels since 1985. It is classified as a Vino Da Tavola Di Toscana or an IGT as it does not count as a DOC or DOCG because of the blend.... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Tenute del Cabreo la Pietra Chardonnay 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • . . . and, boy, are my arms tired.I don't know when I first heard the term "Super Tuscan."  I'm guessing that it was 10-12 years ago.  I really did not know what it meant--me being very focussed on my California world.I did, of course, learn that a Super Tuscan was a wine that was made from grapes that were outside the Tuscany tradition--specifi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic I Just Flew in from Super...


  • Cabreo Chardonnay Toscana IGT la Pietra 2009

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    The nose showed apple and peach with vanilla cream and citrus notes. My mind immediately turned to Friuli as I took in its bouquet. On the palate, it was velvety soft with white fruits that stayed through its long, saturating finish. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Cabreo Chardonnay Toscana IGT la Pietra 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by Teppo


  • Cabreo Il Borgo 2006

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    Sour black cherry on the nose. Young and tight, but clear flavors of cherry and leather. Blackberry on the finish. Drying dusty tannins linger, before fading way to cedar and cigar wrapper. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Cabreo Il Borgo 2006

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    cherry, raspberry aromas with a twinge of earthiness and little bits of spice with darker fruit complexity on the palate, some cocoa, tea leaves, and cherry, although not very balanced Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


  • Cabreo Il Borgo Toscana IGT 2004

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    Lots of dark earth and wood tones, with a generous helping of prosciutto aromatics, a note of blackberry on the mouth. Nice tannins, some acidity. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


  • Cabreo Il Borgo 2006

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    Really sour aroma, like rotting fruit. Reminds me of eating week-old human meat, back when I was a zombie. I remember those days fondly, so I'm a bit positive on this. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


  • Cabreo Il Borgo 2006

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    dark garnet, nearly purple, with a little sediment. middle of the road in body, tannins, and acid. rich vanilla sweet oak scent overpowers some candied red fruit. for me, this needs to be aerated and/or aged. Read More

    Wine review by samantha gaw


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