Luigi Righetti is one Veneto producer that has embraced the French varietal Cabernet Sauvignon. What makes this wine very unique is the manner in which it is produced: similar to the famous Amarone of the region, Sognum is made with semi-dried grapes, which concentrate the fruit flavours and add richness to give it a more robust flavour profile. Sixteen months in oak barrels gives additional complexity by softening the mouthfeel, and also gives a nice accent of vanilla and spices. Think of this as a Super Veneto — the equivalent to a Super Tuscan, made with Cabernet Sauvignon!
On offer this week is the 2012 Luigi Righetti Sognum Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2012 vintage was marked by a very warm summer following a cool wet spring. Good ripeness was achieved although yields were much lower than average. This is a distinctively different Cabernet Sauvignon that will be welcome on cool Fall evenings.
The 2012 Luigi Righetti Sognum Cabernet Sauvignon is available for immediate delivery.