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Bradisismo

Colli Berici D.O.C. Cabernet

Type | red

Grapes | Cabernet sauvignon - Carmenere

Impressions

The nose displays an intense bouquet of red and black fruit, spices, pepper, ripe cherries and chocolate.
Tannins are balanced and help the wine to age longer.

The wine

Our Classic Riserva. 1997 was the first vintage of the wine that we called Bradisismo, just like the geological phenomenon that created the territory of the Colli Berici. Since the beginning, this wine revealed itself as having a strong character due to the presence of the Carmenere, which makes it unique and inimitable.
Bradisismo expresses a synthesis between the intense aroma of ripen and concentrated cherry of the Cabernet Sauvignon, together with the vividness of the Carmenere: pepper, cocoa and wild berries.
For Cabernet Sauvignon lovers, this wine is a perfect alternative to a Super Tuscan or a top Bordeaux wine: Excellent quality/price ratio.

Characteristics

70% Cabernet Sauvignon – 30% Carmenere.
15 months in 50% new barriques and 50% used.
Low yields, average of 40 hl per hectare.
Organic viticulture.

Combinations

Barbecue, meat grilled on olive or vine wood, veal stew, beef filet.
With local traditional dishes: grilled bone-in rib eye from Sorana cow, bigoli with sausage and Asiago cheese.
With vegetables: Lentils soup, fava beans and pecorino, velvety soups.

Label

The current label was designed at the end of the 1990s when the vineyards were purchased. It offers a view that is rather more linked to the Colli Berici territory.
The drawing by the architect Nicholas Wood, shows the house that exists in the heart of the Lonigo property, surrounded by vineyards, where the Inama family lives.
The dwelling was built between 1600 and 1700, probably on a pre-existing medieval site, and renovated in the nineteenth century.
The house initially belonged to the Venier family from Venice who, in the 1700s, used to cultivate tobacco on the flat areas of the territory. Traces of this activity can be deduced from the “barchesse” that still stand next to the house and that were used for drying out the tobacco leaves.
In those days, all the province of Vicenza was part of the Venetian Serenissima Republic and many Venetian families had property in the Colli Berici area.

higHlights

Bradisismo 2017
93 pt. James Suckling
91 pt. Antonio Galloni
17++ pt. Jancis Robinson

4 viti Vitae AIS

Bradisismo 2016
92 pt. James Suckling
16,5 pt. Jancis Robinson
95 pt. Luca Maroni
4 viti AIS Vitae

Bradisismo 2015
92 pt. James Suckling
91 pt. Robert Parker
96 pt. Luca Maroni
4 viti AIS Vitae

Bradisismo 2013
91 pt. James Suckling
17 pt. Jancis Robinson

Bradisismo 2012
92 pt. James Suckling
90 pt. Wine Spectator
Selected by ECB European Central Bank

Bradisismo 2011
90 pt. Robert Parker

Bradisismo 2009
93 pt. 
Antonio Galloni

Bradisismo 2008
3 Bicchieri Gambero Rosso
93 pt. James Suckling