Castello Di Bolgheri Superiore DOCG 2013
91 points Wine Enthusiast - A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot, this well-structured red offers ripe dark-skinned berry, underbrush and graphite aromas. The concentrated, savory palate delivers black currant, white pepper and soothing licorice flavors and fine tannins. Enjoy through 2023
Castello di Bolgheri wine is produced with the grapes of our best vineyards placed close to Bolgheri Village. Vineyard facing the tirrenian sea that are now 20 years old HARVEST Hand picked Grapes, selected on the harvest and before destemming even with much care. 2015 has been harvested from begin of September (Merlot), followed by the cabernet Franc, to the end of September with Cabernet Sauvignon.
VINIFICATION Take place in stainless steel tank, and part as well in oak tank and open barrells. Long maceration on the skins especially for the Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 days; 20 days for Merlot and Cabernet Franc to preserve more the elegance of the tannins. In this vintage all has been fermented with indigenous yeast.
BLEND 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot In this special rich vintage with extra soft tannins and gliceric mid palate we decided to increase the percentage of the Cabernet Sauvignon to focus more on classic spice notes and flavors. Of course as well will be increased the longevity of the wine.
AGING Castello di Bolgheri 2015 has been bottled in may 2017 after an aging of 18 months in 500 liters oak barrels.