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2011

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

20%Merlot

18%Cabernet Franc

7%Petit Verdot

harvest

Iniziata con la raccolta del Merlot, nella seconda metà di settembre raccolto il Syrah e Cabernet Franc, a fine mese Cabernet Sauvignon e Petit Verdot. Uve provenienti dalle parcelle più ricche di scheletro ed argilla, che sono anche quelle più prossime al paese.

vinification

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 2011 summer was very constant, dry climate and temperature raised till 33 degrees, condition that allowed a good ripeness process, high concentration in sugar, but as well tannins, acidity and color.

awards

Gambero Rosso

2 bicchieri rossi

Wine Spectator

92 pts

Wine Advocate

91 pts

Falstaff

93 pts

I vini di Veronelli

93 pts

Decanter

96 pts

Wine Enthusiast

91 pts

James Suckling

92 pts

Le guide de l'Espresso

17 pts