BOLGHERI ROSSO DOC
Deep ruby red hues usher in a spacious nose that displays intense dark berry and cassis, ending on vibrant notes of pipe tobacco and toasty oak. The harmonious, well-ba- lanced palate showcases sweet, silky tannins, perfectly integrated with a good acidity. The finale, rich in fruit and hinting of spice, is very lengthy and appealing.
65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Syrah.
WEATHER AND THE HARVEST
Exceptionally warm winter weather brought an earlier than normal budbreak, then abundant rains came in late February. Overall average temperatures and rainfall in the spring led to normal vine growth. Summer was warm, but without excessive heat spells, while significant day-night temperature differentials enabled the vines to maintain good acidity levels. No rain disturbed the harvest, which proceeded problem-free.
VINIFICATION and MATURATION
The harvest began in early September for Merlot and ended in late September for our late-ripening variety, Caber- net Sauvignon. The grapes were picked by hand into 12kg crates, with separate harvest by variety and parcel. Quality selection of grapes preceded destemming, followed by maceration in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. Fermentation began at this point and lasted for about two weeks, followed by racking and transfer to oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. After 18 months of maturation, the individual lots were assem- bled, and the wine rested a further 6 months in bottle.
Perfect with all red meats and wild game, both braised and roasted, as well as with cold cuts, and with blue, medium- and well-aged cheeses.Information sheet 2013 Information sheet 2014 Information sheet 2015 Information sheet 2016
91+, Robert Parker, vintage 2016
89, Wine Enthusiast, vintage 2016
91, Larsson, vintage 2016
92, James Suckling, vintage 2015
Silver Medal, Mondus Vini, vintage 2015
90, Decanter Asia Wine Award, vintage 2016
96, Decanter World Wine Award, vintage 2015
95, Platinum medal and Best red of Tuscany,
Decanter Asia Wine Awards
89, James Suckling
88, Wine Advocate
86, Andreas Larsson, vintage 2013
88, Luca Maroni, vintage 2009
3 Stelle Blu Veronelli, vintage 2009
Bronze medal, Decanter Asia Wine Awards, vintage 2009
92, Wine Enthusiast, vintage 2008
92, Wine Enthusiast, vintage 2007
92, Wine Enthusiast, vintage 2006
3 Stelle Blu, Veronelli, vintage 2008
Bronze medal, International Wine Challenge, vintage 2008
Silver medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, vintage 2008
Silver medal, Decanter Asia Wine Awards , vintage 2008
Gold medal, Mundus Vini, vintage 2008
Gold medal, Japan Wine Challange, vintage 2008
89, Luca Maroni, vintage 2007
4 Grappoli, Bibenda, vintage 2007
4 Grappoli, Bibenda, vintage 2006
87, Luca Maroni, vintage 2005
3 Bottiglie Espresso, vintage 2005
Gold medal,International Wine Spirits Competition, vintage 2005
Medaglia d'Argento,Decanter World Wine Awards, vintage 2005
Bronze medal,Japan Wine Challange, vintage 2005
3 Stelle Rosse, Veronelli, vintage 2004
Gold medal, Vinalies International, vintage 2004
Silver medal, International Wine Spirits Competition, vintage 2004
Gold medal, Japan Wine Challenge, vintage 2004
Silver medal, Mundus Vini, vintage 2004
Gold medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, vintage 2004
Ruit Hora 2013, released in September 2016, is available in 750ml bottles and in 1.5l magnums.
Alcool 14,5% Vol.