First came Sassicaia, arguably the first Super Tuscan, a fine wine designated as a lowly table wine because the grape varieties used to make it — Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, two classic grape varieties of Bordeaux — where not properly registered with the Italian agricultural ministry. The first commercial release was the 1968 vintage.
Then came Tignanello, arguably the second Super Tuscan, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Italy’s native grape variety Sangiovese. Made in the heart of Chianti Classico, its first commercial release was the 1978 vintage.
Many other similar Super Tuscans would follow. But most believe that the third wine in this now illustrious category was the Folonari family’s Il Borgo, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese raised on their farm known as Cabreo in Greve in Chianti, one of the core townships of Chianti Classico, known for its rich, tannic wines and their remarkable aging potential. Its first commercial release was the 1982 vintage.
We are thrilled to be sending you home with a bottle of Cabreo 2018 Il Borgo on Thursday 10/28 for this week’s virtual wine dinner. This event is part of our ongoing “premium wine” virtual wine dinner series where we select one of Italy’s most iconic wines for you to enjoy. We know you’re going to like this one. And ROMA wine director Jeremy is looking forward to discussing why Tuscany, and in particular Chianti Classico, is such a great place to grow international grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon.
We hope you will join us!
Thursday, October 28
guests will be provided with a Zoom link
$119 per couple
Please email Jeremy to reserve
by clicking here.
Tagliere di Salumi
Strozzapreti al Pesto Salentino
Pasta with arugula pesto
Scaloppine ai Funghi
Veal cutlets with seasonal mushrooms
Cabreo 2018 Il Borgo