La Regola Cabernet Franc 2007
  • Red Wine
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Organic
  • Dry
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 14.00% alc./vol

La Regola Cabernet Franc 2007

Tuscany, Italy
Regular price $29.95per bottle ($359.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Full-Bodied & Smooth

At the beginning of the 1900’s the Nuti family bought a small plot of land in a locality known as “La Regola”, in the town of Riparbella, (a place name found in the Florence land register dating back to the 1700’s), to produce a small amount of olive oil and wine for family consumption. In the 1990’s, Luca, Rolando’s eldest son, with a degree in agriculture, began planting more vines, upgraded the wine cellar and introduced French oak barrels like those used for the production of the famous Sassicaia wine and produced the first bottled wines.

Made with organically grown Cabernet Franc, this beautifully aged wine is a real treat! Expect notes of roasted coffee beans, menthol, licorice, dried roses & mineral which adds to the complexity on the palate. Expect dark fruit aromas in a polished expression of the Tuscan coast.

Try this back vintage Super Tuscan with braised red meats and game or aged pecorino cheeses (12-24 months).

Press Reviews

Vinous

92 points

The Cabernet Franc-based 2007 La Regola is the finest of these new releases. It possesses gorgeous radiance and the open, seductive personality of the year in expressive fruit. Raspberry jam, spices, flowers and licorice add layers of complexity on the finish. Drinking window: 2014-2022.

Wine Align

91 points - John Szabo

Organically grown cabernet franc from the Tuscan coast south of Bolgheri and a stone's throw from the Mediterranean, La Regola's 2007 is a remarkably savoury and perfectly mature wine, very likely at the peak of enjoyment. It shows plenty of the sapid character of the variety in what's now an oxidative phase, with some shoe polish and acetone in evidence, but still under control. The palate reveals surprisingly sharp acids, including the volatile kind, while tannins turn a little sharp and dusty on the perfumed finish. I can't call this a wine of grand refinement - indeed there's rusticity on display, but not unappealing. In any case, I suggest enjoying this now with the black fruit flavours still present. Density and concentration are certainly very good. Tasted July 2021.