980AD

980AD

2015

Vinification

The grapes for 980AD 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 980AD 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

London Wine Competition 2020

London Wine Competition 2020
980 AD, 2016
Gold Medal, 93 points

James Suckling 2019

James Suckling 2019
980 AD, 2015
94 points

The WineHunter Award 2019

The WineHunter Award 2019
980 AD, 2015
Gold Medal

James Suckling 2019

James Suckling 2019
980 AD, 2016
94 points

Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2019

Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2019
980 AD, 2016
Silver Medal, 90 points

Asia Wine Trophy 2019

Asia Wine Trophy 2019
980 AD, 2015
Gold Medal

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019
980 AD, 2015
Silver Medal, 91 points

Berliner Wein Trophy 2019

Berliner Wein Trophy 2019
980 AD, 2015
Gold Medal

Sommelier Wine Awards 2019

Sommelier Wine Awards 2019
980 AD, 2015
Silver Medal

5 Star Wines 2019

5 Star Wines 2019
980 AD, 2016
90 points

Mundus Vini 2018

Mundus Vini 2018
980 AD, 2015
Gold Medal

USA Wine Ratings 2018

USA Wine Ratings 2018
980 AD, 2015
Silver Medal

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2018

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2018
980 AD, 2015
Gold Medal

Vinitaly 2018

Vinitaly 2018
980 AD, 2015
92 points

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