1 hour ago
2014 Tenuta Sette Cieli “Indaco” IGT Toscana – There is way too much to say about this inspiring winery and team. I have had the good fortune of visiting the property several times and each visit I discover something new. I’m astonished in regards to the advancements in winemaking and viticulture. It doesn’t hurt that it happens to be one of the most beautiful and tranquil places on earth. Sette Cieli (pronounced set-a-chelly) translates as Seven Skies and the property is perched 1300 above the Mediterranean with sweeping views over Bolgheri all the way to the sea. The family has worked their 17 acres with painstaking efforts planting high density on terraces carved out of stone (pic 2). Perhaps this winery was a secret of the region but consider it “discovered” as great journalist like Antonio Galloni from Vinous rave about the current vintage Indaco 2013. (93 points) – I tasting the 2014 a blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, although young, the wine is expressive with mountain fruit aromatics and a surprising filigree of tannins that prove out in its elegant length and finish. This is the balance and power deftly imparted by winemaker Elena Pozzolini who happens to be on the radar as she has a pedigree of making long lasting collectible and delicious wines. With a SRP of 50 bucks I will be putting some away in the cellar and trust me when I tell you, many others already are….I mean did you look at picture 2... @tenutasettecieli @elenapozzolini @wilsondaniels #italianwine #bolgheri #winecollector #beauty #delicious #vinitaly #tuscany #sommlife #vinorosso #🏅
4 hours ago
Bolgheri DOC: 🍷🍇
The production area runs parallel to the beaches of the Tuscan coast 🏖 , located in the province of Livorno, in the town of Castagneto Carducci. To the east, a chain of hills runs parallel to the shore, between Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci, protecting the vineyards from the winter winds. In the summer, on the other hand, this corridor is swept by cool winds that are generated between the valleys of the Cecina river to the north, and the Cornia stream to the south.
The elders used to say that you couldn't make great wines close to the sea. For this reason, the first Sassicaia vineyard was planted in 1944 in Castiglioncello di Bolgheri, facing east at an altitude of 400 m. above sea level. Today, it has been shown that vicinity to the sea is precisely what makes great wines. The highest-quality vineyards are all at the feet of the hills and in the plane between Bolgheri and the southern part of Castagneto. The cool winds which come from the sea, and the moderate temperature range in August and September provoke slow and regular maturation of all of the qualitative components of the grapes: sugars, polyphenols and fragrances, and contribute to keeping the acidity high, which is necessary in order to give balance to the wines.
The Bolgheri microclimate receives a great deal of light: in addition to direct sunlight, the land benefits from the effects of the reflection of light from the stretch of sea located to the west. The average annual temperature is approximately 14°C, with 18.6°C from April to September, 7.5°C from December to January, and 24°C in August. Average annual rainfall is approximately 600mm, with rain that is welldistributed statistically: more abundant during the vegetative growth, less frequent during the period of maturation of the fruit, and then abundant again after the harvest. The driest month is July.
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1 day ago
Vediamo cosa ci raccontano i 10 anni di questo Bolgheri "Arnione" di Campo alla Sughera.
Mani sapienti di vendemmia, lunghe attese in cantina ed un lungo riposo in bottiglia.