2016 Prelius 'Prile' 94VM
40% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging: 18 months in French oak Barrique
- A selection of the best Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot barrels.
The 2016 Prile is the top wine from Volpaia's Prelius estate in Maremma. It offers all the richness that is typical of the Tuscan coast. Blackberry jam, licorice, bittersweet chocolate, mocha and sweet spice give this dark, voluptuous red quite a bit of complexity. The 2016 is very nicely done.
The label represents the essence of the ancient coastal lake of Prelius, what now is known as the Maremma Toscana around Grosetto. The lake has slowly disappeared also due to the drainage of the 30s and now the only fluid that’s left is the excellent winemaking tradition of the region. The vineyards of Prelius are located on a hilltop along the shores of the ancient lake, 5 miles from the sea facing the majestic Tuscan Archipelago.