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DOC Bolgheri

logo bottiglia Varvàra

2012

The name Varvàra is in honor of Baroness Varvàra Wrangler, wife of Count Ugolino della Gherardesca and great-grandmother of Count Federico Zileri Dal Verme, the current owner.
This wine was born from the desire to develop a more immediate product while continuing to give importance to the fruit.

blend

50%Cabernet Sauvignon

30%Merlot

Petit Verdot

Syrah

harvest

Beautiful vintage, harvest started the 3rd of September with Merlot and finished the 29th with Cabernet Sauvignon. Yield were mid low because of very low rain amount during summer’s months.

vinification

Picked at top ripeness , destemmed , fermented in stainless still vats; long maceration by the Cabernet Sauvignon , more careful by Syrah and Petit Verdot to preserve fruit and soft tannins.

aging

Just after the fermentation we’ve put the wines in barrel, in this vintage 10% new oak (Rhone and Burgundy stile barrels) long aging ( 16 months) in wood barrels.

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terroir

Soil
Calcareous with pH 8, mix of Clay-sand-limestone. Dark brown color

Production Area
Vineyard are placed on hill at 70m over the sea level. Oriented to the sea, full sun from the morning to the evening

Density Plantation
6500 plants/hectare

Yield
7500 kg/hectare

awards

Gambero Rosso

2 bicchieri rossi

Wine Spectator

89 pts

Wine Advocate

88 pts

I vini di Veronelli

90 pts

Wine Enthusiast

90 pts

James Suckling

91 pts

Le guide de l'Espresso

14 pts