Spring was fairly cool and rainy, particularly so in May. The summer was hot with occasional very high temperatures. As we had no irrigation water, luckily it rained occasionally during the second half of July. Phenologic changes were delayed and on all the vines the grapes did not ripen until well into September.
Density: 3,886 vines/ac
Organic Cabernet Sauvignon from Maremma Toscana.
Prelius Castelprile is the Maremma Toscana Estate of Federica Mascheroni Stianti of Volpaia. The lable represents the fluid, the essence of the ancient alluvial lake Prelius, now know as Maremma Toscana. The lake has slowly disappeared due to the Ombrone's floodings and today the only fluid remaining is the wine tradition of the region.