BLEND: 70% Sangiovese / 30% Cabernet Sauvignon.
CLIMATE: Akluj has a typical sub-tropical climate with an average temperature of 33° C during the months of March to August and mild winters registering an average temperature of 26° C. Being at an altitude of 650 metres above sea level, there is a difference of 15° C between day and night temperatures that helps the berries to ripen with enough sunshine during the day, and the aromas to be preserved with the coolness at night.
TERROIR: Fratelli was attracted towards Akluj (Solapur) due to its dry, mineral and organically poor soil. The absence of clay and excellent drainage on the vineyard slopes, accompanied by Piero Masi's skill, has helped in extracting the maximum out of the soil for SETTE.
|LOCATION IN VINEYARD||CHARACTERISTICS OF SOIL||CHARACTERISTICS OF GRAPE MUST||WINE SENSORY PROFILE|
|Cabernet Sauvignon Plot B of Motewadi, Akluj.||Rocky soil derived by erosion of mother rock. No organic soil, witha total absence of clay, providing for excellent drainage.||Better ripening capacity, High pH and sugar level. Medium - low total acidity.||Concentrated flavours, with a mineral accent which enhances finesse and fruity flavours.|
|Sangiovese Central lines from Plot C of Garwar, Akluj.||Average depth, derived by erosion of mother rock. 15% clay with no presence of sand.||Well ripened grapes, medium pH and sugar levels. High total acidity, typical of Sangiovese varietal.||A very fine wine, Sangiovese adds elegance and freshness.|
" Continuing with the typicity from previous vintages, our Cabernet Sauvignon with its blackcurrant notes and fine tannins provides the backbone for SETTE. Thus, giving it a fruity character completed by an elegant structure and a long finish. Sangiovese on the other hand, provides finesse with distinct raspberry and violet notes and a vibrant acidity that makes SETTE very approachable. The two grapes come together in making a wine that is ready to be enjoyed immediately but will be equally pleasurable in years to come when cellared under right conditions. "