In local dialect Burdese means from Bordeaux and recalls the classic grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. This is a red wine of great density, structure and balance, produced in limited quantities from selected vineyards. Burdese is a great wine for aging which offers a complexity of aromas and flavours, fruit of the Sicilian sun.
Territories & Wineries
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc
1999 - (BURDESE, CABERNET SAUVIGNON)I Vini di Veronelli 2002: "Tre Stelle" Robert Parker Wine Advocate: "Rating: 90 pt." Vini d'Italia 2002 Guide de L'Espresso: "16.5 pt." Wine Magazine aprile 2003: "Score 93 pt." Wine Spectator novembre 2001: " Score 89 pt."
2000- Wine Spectator 2002: "Score 92 pt." Guida ai Vini Intelligenti - Gambero Rosso: "Vini Intelligenti" Vini d'Italia 2003: "Tre Bicchieri" Duemilavini 2003 - AIS: "Cinque Grappoli" I Vini di Veronelli 2003: "Tre Stelle" Wine Spectator aprile 2003: "Score 90 pt." International Wine Cellar: Score 90 pt." Wine International Magazine aprile 2004:" Score 94 pt.".Grove Falstaff-Degustation Sizilien 2006: 95 pt.
2001 - I Vini di Veronelli 2004: "Tre Stelle" Wine Spectator gennaio 2001: "Score 91 pt."
2002 - Wine Spectator dicembre 2004: "Score 90 pt." Guida ai Vini Intelligenti 2005 " Gambero Rosso Editore "Vini Intelligenti" Gambero Rosso 2005:" 87 pt."
2003 - DuemilaVini 2006 A.I.S.: 4 Grappoli Vini d'Italia GamberoRosso 2006: 3 Bicchieri. Decanter World Wine Awards 2006: SILVER. Wine Spectator -May 2006-New Releases:Italy 90 pt.Grove Falstaff-Degustation Sizilien 2006: 92 pt.
2004 - Wine Spectator Dec.15,2007-About the Buying Guide: pt.86.Wine Spectator_Jan./Feb.2008:The 2007 Compendium:86 pt.
2005 -Vini d'Italia 2008 (Slow Food-Gambero Rosso): Three Glasses - India Wine Challenge 2008: Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2008: Bronze Medal - Stephen's Tanzers International Wine Cellar 2008: 90 pt - Wine Spectator "July 2008": 88 pt - Top 100 Wine Enthusiast "March 2008": 92 pt
2006 -4 th International Wine Competition "Merlot e Cabernet insieme": Gold Medal - I Vini d'Italia 2009 (Le Guide de L'Espresso): 16.5/20 - I Vini Veronelli 2009 (Veronelli Editore): 3 stars - Decanter Wine Competition: Commended - Wine Enthusiast (Buying Guide) Fubruary 2009: 92 pt - Falstaff "Sept/Oct 2009": 91 pt - Wine Spectator "October 2009": 88 pt - www.wineanorak.com "February 2009": 93/100
2007 - Guida ai vini siciliani 2010 "Giornale di Sicilia": 5 stars - 17° Concours Mondial de Bruxelles: Gold Medal - 6th International Wine competition "Merlot e Cabernet insieme": Gold Medal
Above sea level
4.500 vines per hectare
ClimateCycle of warm harvests begins with hot dry harvest throughout
ClimateA vintage distinguished by winter and spring with little rain, very hot August and cool dry September. Hot whites and reds with tannin.
ClimateAlmost perfect vintage for whites with ideally bright hot July and August. Well concentrated reds with hot clear tannin.
ClimateA cooler summer (as in 2004) provided for good varietal reds with dense soft tannin.
ClimateWinter and spring with hardly any rain. Low production and very good quality in contrast to the rest of Italy. Better whites than reds,though very concentrated.
ClimateMore rain than usual refreshed part of the harvest, producing reds with colour and body.
ClimateCold wet winter and spring were a perfect preparation for the vines, harvest began 15 days late with cool temperate weather.Very fresh whites
ClimateAbundant spring and winter rain perfectly prepared the vineyards for summer and autumn ripening. The surprisingly fresh and cool temperatures of July, August and September achieved the rest, with the grapes arriving at the winery in perfect condition.
ClimateThis vintage can be described as luminous and sunny. All the sun-loving varieties such as Syrah and Nero d'Avola are of extraordinary richness. The whites are rich, creamy, and well-defined by type of grape.
ClimateAfter two short but intense heatwaves, typical for the period from 20th July to 15th August, it stayed fine, temperatures stabilized, and persistent high pressure presented us with a vintage with no rainfall the first slight shower arrived on 25th September! and with amazing maturation. For those who enjoy comparisons, in our reckoning the recent years most similar to 2007, in Sicily, are 1997 and 2001.
Time of Harvest
Destalking followed by 21 days of lying on the skins; after racking, maturation in new Allier oak barriques for 14 months; malolactic fermentation in wood and stainless steel.
To drink at once or age for 10-12 years