Castello di Bolgheri is made with a selection of grapes from our 20-year old vineyards located in the surrounding areas of Bolgheri and facing the Tyrrhenian sea.
Harvest started the first week of september with merlot and ended the end of september with Cabernet Sauvignon. Picked at top ripeness, destemmed , fermented stainless steel vats and wood vat.
Very long maceration by the cabernet sauvignon , and high peak temperatures (30 degrees). Just after the fermentation we’ve put the wines in barrel , about 30% new oak (Rhone and Burgundy barrels).
Aging took place in barriques the first 12 months and 500 liters for the next 8 months.
Calcareous with pH 8, mix of Clay-sand-limestone. Dark brown color
Vineyards are placed on a hill at 70m over the sea level. Oriented to the sea full sun from the morning towards the evening
The 2013 summer was very constant, dry climate and temperature raised till 31 degrees, bit of rain in june and september, good ripeness and crunchy berries.
2 bicchieri rossi
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