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2015 Cabreo Il Borgo

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May 19, 2024 - $26



92Wine Spectator

...savory, earthy and minerally line, offering leather, wild scrub, iron and tobacco flavors. Focused and muscular, with a saline persistence. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon.

92James Suckling peel and other citrus undertones. Medium to full body, polished and chewy tannins. Fresh finish.

90Wine Enthusiast

...dark berry, cedar and baking spice. The structured palate offers dried black cherry, star anise and clove alongside polished tannins.



Tenuta del Cabreo is the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany. It was established by the Folonari family of Tuscany, who have been making wine for many generations. Today it is run by the father and son team of Ambrogio and Giovanni Folonari, but it is part of the Kobrand conglomerate of wines and spirits. The estate makes a Super Tuscan called Il Borgo Toscana, and a Chardonnay.


Italy, Tuscany

Tuscany, or Toscana in Italian, is Italy’s best-known wine region and its most diverse. Historically Sangiovese was the primary grape grown in Tuscany and Chianti was considered the purest expression of Sangiovese. Sangiovese and its many clones are still important, and they are the grapes used for the Tuscan appellations of Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano, Chianti, Chianti Classico and Carmignano. But in the last 50 years innovative producers, many of them in southwestern Tuscany in the area called Maremma, have also planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. The tradition defying producers have blended those varietals with Sangiovese to produce dazzling wines that do not conform to Italy’s appellation regulations. Such wines are called Super Tuscans and cannot be labeled with either of Italy’s highest level quality designations, which are in order of status Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantia, (DOCG), and Denominazione di Origine Controllata, (DOC). (This has not at all hindered the demand for Super Tuscans, some of which are consistently among the world’s most admired and well-reviewed wines.) Tuscany has six DOCG appellations and thirty-four DOCs. Though famous for its red wines, Tuscany also produces whites made primarily from Trebbiano and Vernaccia. There are also many Tuscan Indicazione Geographica Tipica (IGT) wines that are often an innovative blend of traditional and non-traditional grapes. This relatively new appellation status was started in 1992 as an attempt to give an official classification to Italy’s many newer blends that do fit the strict requirements of DOC and DOCG classifications. IGT wines may use the name of the region and varietal on their label or in their name.


2015 Cabreo Il Borgo

Folonari Cabreo Il Borgo