The grapes come from the vineyards Rancia Piccola and Poggiolo, the first also called Mastro Raro, adjacent and similar to that of Rancia. The best-known and most wydely-planted red grape in the world, Cabernet Sauvignon, was planted here, right in the locus of the Felsina terroir at its most classic. First vintage 1987.
Robert Parker: 96 points
"A beautiful wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Maestro Raro showcases the best of Tuscany and the best of this grape. This Cabernet Sauvignon offers a determined load of black fruit followed by a long array of subtle detailing with spice, leather and bitter chocolate. You also get balsam herb, crushed mineral and a touch of green olive. The wine offers a stunning level of fullness and complexity with softly layered and fine tannins that caress the palate."
James Suckling: 93 points
"A silky and fine red with plum, chocolate and berry aromas and flavors. Medium body, juicy fruit and a savory finish. Beautiful pure cabernet as always. Drink or hold."
Wine Spectator: 91 points
"Full of wild herbs, leather, black cherry and spice aromas and flavors, this red is firm and linear. Balanced in a lean, athletic way, presenting a fresh, savory finish."