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The winery is located in the municipality of Mercatale Valdarno in the province of Arezzo in Tuscany, northeast of Siena. It was founded in the 1970s by German advertising manager Wolf D. Rogosky. The occasion was the acquaintance of the agronomist Remigio Bordini, who had discovered a red grape variety in an old vineyard and selected it. After parenthood it was called Caberlot(Cabernet Franc x Merlot). Rogosky planted the vine on two hectares with very dense planting in order to keep the yields as low as possible, with a maximum of 30 hl/ha. The oenologist Dr. Vittorio Fiore acted as consultant. The vineyard is cultivated according to the rules of "Lutte Raisonnée"(Integrated Pest Management) without chemical agents or fertilization. Today the winery is managed by Bettina and Moritz Rogosky; Peter Schilling is responsible as cellar master.
The first Caberlot wine was vinified with long barrique maturation in French barriques, bottling without filtration and long bottle storage before sale. A special feature is that the barrels are regularly turned on special racks. The first vintage marketed in 1988 caused a sensation due to its fullness and concentration and became a cult wine. The monochrome label shows a black cross in the middle, painted in bold with a brush, so that the wine can be recognized immediately even from a distance. The amount of black colour shows the vintage character: strong wines = lots of colour, more elegant wines = less colour. The red wine "Il Caberlot" is exclusively bottled in magnum or double magnum bottles and sold only by subscription in wooden crates of 3 bottles (max. 6 bottles per person). The "Il Carnasciale" is made from younger vines, the labels bear a white cross in contrast to the "big brother".