Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Cavalli COLT Cabernet Sauvignon

2021 Gold Medal

Cavalli Wine

Cavalli Wine Cavalli COLT Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon () Barrel fermented/barrel matured/wooded (staves, chips or wood rice) 2021 and older


The grapes are picked after extensive tasting in the vineyards to ensure only the ripest fruit is brought to the cellar. The grapes are crushed and destemmed and enjoy a pre fermentation cold maceration for 24hours. During the fermentation the grapes are pumped over 3 times per day for extraction of colour matter and tannin development. The skins are left on the wine for 3 weeks post fermentation before pressing followed by ageing in French oak barrels for 24 months in 30% new barrels, 40% 2nd fill and 30% 3rd fill. The nose shows an abundance of dark berries and plums with prominent mint, eucalyptus, cigar box, roasted coffee and liquorice. A velvet palate complimented by elegant tannins helps to showcase the brighter red fruits. Aged for 24 months in selected French oak.

Fabulous with juicy red meat, steak or lamb. Does not want sauces with the meat. But can work with Boeuf Borguignonne. Rosemary and thyme infusions work. Gruyere works well too. No delicate dishes, no spice-hot foods.