Brentino IGT del Veneto

Maculan

Pronunciation
bren-TEE-no
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Maculan
Region
Veneto
Oenologist
Fausto Maculan

Overview

The family Maculan has been making wine for three generations in Breganze, a small town at the foothills of the Dolomite mountains northwest of Venice. The current generation has led the family winery away from the mass production of merely acceptable wines toward a quest for wines of highest quality. Fausto, an oenologist who trained at the Conegliano Wine Institute, also studied wine making practices in France and California. The technique of production he employs includes the use of French oak barrels and the finest and most modern equipment available.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vinification
Fermented in stainless steel at 77-83 degrees, unfiltered and unfined
Aging
12 mos in a combo of barriques and stainless steel, 3-6 months in bottle before release
Alcohol
13.5%
| Appearance
Dense, dark purple
| Aroma
Ripe berries, currant and cedar, followed by spicy notes of licorice and vanilla
| Taste
Full-bodied and soft with well balanced acidity
| Serving Suggestions
Hearty pasta dishes, roasted and grilled meats, medium-aged and hard cheeses.

Brentino IGT del Veneto

Suggested Retail:
$24.00
CSPC#:
430512
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
12