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2013

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

Harvest started the first week of september with merlot and ended the end of september with Cabernet Sauvignon. Picked at top ripeness, destemmed , fermented stainless steel vats and wood vat.

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 8 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 2013 summer was very constant, dry climate and temperature raised till 31 degrees, bit of rain in june and september, good ripeness and crunchy berries.

awards

Gambero Rosso

2 bicchieri rossi

Wine Spectator

93 pts

Wine Advocate

93 pts

I vini di Veronelli

92 pts

Wine Enthusiast

91 pts

James Suckling

93 pts

Vinum

17,5 pts