Dominik Mueller

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2018 Duemani CiFRA

Tasting note

2018 Duemani CiFRA

Attractive, clear ruby red. Lovely perfume of red and dark berries: Cherry, raspberry, blackberry. There's also a certain zest underneath, something finely herbal and peppery, but it's very refined. Wow, this is such an inviting bouquet! Seducing rather than showing off. In the mouth, it's levitating, with a very light mouthfeel indeed. The tannins are soft, the acidity is balanced and fresh, and the alcohol is well-integrated. Quite an elegant and pure taste of fresh berries: Black cherry and blackberry. The aftertaste is dominated by red fruit. Flowing nicely. Exquisite and pure Cabernet Franc! One of my go-to Italian "house wines".

Drink through 2027.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Sunday, 10 March 2024.

Ratings

Flawed?no
DM:
92Wines with a rating of DM91 to DM93 are exceptionally good. These are wines that are not just well-made but which have a character of their own that makes them stand out. These wines offer a level of complexity that we can spend a long time with if we want to. In WSET terms, wines with a DM92 rating tend to be at the upper end of a 3.0 WSET score.
/ 100
WSET:
3.0Wines with a 3.0 WSET rating are clearly 'very good' wines according to the WSET scoring system, where we consider balance (B), intensity (I), length (L) and complexity (C). In terms of my personal rating system, wines with a WSET score of 3.0 usually get 91 to 92 DM points.
/ 4.0
Stars:
5Wines with a rating of 5 stars are truly outstanding achievements. They stand proudly at the very top of their peer group.

Jasper Morris of InsideBurgundy.com inspired me to use his 'Five Star Scale' in my tasting notes, too. The limitation of the standard 100-point scale is that in certain appellation hierarchies, such as Burgundy village versus premier cru, the lower-end wines will typically score less than the wines higher up the hierarchy. The five star scale therefore wants to compare a wine to its peers from the same category. It allows for very well-made wines to stand out.
/ 5

Wine details

Vintage: 2018
Colour:red
Style:still (dry)
Assemblage:no
Grape variety:Cabernet Franc
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Duemani
Country:Italy
Region:Tuscany
Subregion:Maremma
Appellation:Costa Toscana IGP
Vineyard:n/a
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