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2010

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

blend

55%Cabernet Sauvignon

25%Merlot

14%Cabernet Franc

6%Petit Verdot

Just a grape selection of our best vineyards

harvest

Uve arrivate a perfetta maturazione ma l’instabilità autunnale anticipata, con piogge prima della vendemmia dei Cabernet, ha portato una certa diluizione, tradotta in una minore gradazione alcolica e minor volume di bocca.

vinification

Picked at top ripeness , destemmed , fermented stainless steel vats wood vat and; 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

Aging took place in barriques the first 12 months and 500 liters for the next 12 months.

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terroir

Soil
Calcareous whit 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
6.500 plants/hectare

Yeld
6500 kg/hectare

climate

The 2010 summer was very constant, dry climate and temperature raised never over 30 degrees, condition that allowed a good ripeness process just the autumn instability joined us too early, begin September with any days rain and untypical cool weather, grape had ripe tannins but less sugar concentration.

awards

Gambero Rosso

3 bicchieri

Wine Spectator

90 pts

Wine Advocate

92+ pts

Falstaff

92 pts

I vini di Veronelli

91 pts

Decanter

87 pts

James Suckling

90 pts

Le guide de l'Espresso

17 pts