980 AD

980 AD

2015

Vinification

The grapes for 980 AD are thoughtfully hand selected from the top of the ‘Colline’ cru, located in the middle of Villa Saletta. They are softly pressed and fermented in small new barrels of Allier French oak with integral fermentations. Once the wine has run off its skins, it is finessed with a complete malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels. It’s aged for 24 months in the barrels and a further 6 months in the bottle before it’s ready to be enjoyed, or aged further in your own cellar.

Tasting notes

A very intense, deep ruby red in colour, the 980 AD is rich in its concentration of red and black fruit including cherries, raspberries, blueberries, cassis and wild forest fruits. The bouquet is a complexity of flavours and tastes with blackberries, black pepper, vanilla, liquorice, rosemary and Mediterranean forest. The palate is elegant, fresh, round and fruity, with notes of spices and outstanding tannins with a long persistence.

Information

Production
980 magnum bottles

Surface
1 hectare

Grape Varieties
100% Cabernet Franc

Terreni
Blue clay marls

Ageing
24 months

Awards

Asia Wine Trophy

Asia Wine Trophy
980 AD, 2015
Gold Medal

James Suckling

James Suckling
980 AD, 2015
94 points

The WineHunter Award

The WineHunter Award
980 AD, 2015
Gold Medal

5 Star Wines

5 Star Wines
980 AD, 2015
92 points

5 Star Wines

5 Star Wines
980 AD, 2016
90 points

Berliner Wein Trophy

Berliner Wein Trophy
980 AD, 2015
Gold Medal

Bibenda

Bibenda
980 AD, 2015
4 Grappoli

China Wine & Spirits Awards

China Wine & Spirits Awards
980 AD, 2015
Gold Medal

Decanter World Wine Awards

Decanter World Wine Awards
980 AD, 2015 Silver Medal

Decanter World Wine Awards

Decanter World Wine Awards
980 AD, 2016 Silver Medal

Decanter Asia Wine Awards

Decanter Asia Wine Awards
980 AD, 2016
Silver Medal, 90 points

Falstaff Shortlist Italien

Falstaff Shortlist Italien
980 AD, 2015
92 points

Gambero Rosso

Gambero Rosso
980 AD, 2015
2 Bicchieri

International Wine & Spirit Competition

International Wine & Spirit Competition
980 AD, 2015
Silver Medal, 91 points

James Suckling

James Suckling
980 AD, 2016
94 points

Jeb Dunnuck

Jeb Dunnuck
980 AD, 2016
95+ points

London Wine Competition

London Wine Competition
980 AD, 2016
Gold Medal, 93 points

Mundus Vini

Mundus Vini
980 AD, 2015
Gold Medal

Sommelier Wine Awards

Sommelier Wine Awards
980 AD, 2015
Silver Medal

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