Castello di Bolgheri is made with a selection of grapes from our 20-year old vineyards located in the surrounding areas of Bolgheri and facing the Tyrrhenian sea.
Hand-picked, grape selection in the cellar before destemming. The harvest began at the end of August with the Merlot, followed by the Cabernet Franc and at the end of September by the Cabernet Sauvignon.
Selected parcels vinified partly in steel, and partly in oak vats and 500-liter barrels. Long maceration on the skins up to 30 days for Cabernet Sauvignon and up to 20 for Cabernet Franc and Merlot, to preserve the elegance of the tannins. Most of it fermented with indigenous yeasts.
Aging for 20 months in wood, of which the first 12 in 500-litre barrels and the following 8, once blended, the wine completed its aging in 35-hectolitre oak barrels.
Calcareous with pH 8, mix of Clay-sand-limestone. Dark brown color
Vineyards are placed on a hill at 70m over the sea level. Oriented to the sea full sun from the morning towards the evening
An exceptional vintage, characterized by a high concentration, but where the harmony was yet maintained. The hot and dry summer, together with the constant ventilation from the sea, helped the slightly early ripening. Yields per hectare were low, as well as the wine yields because the grapes had a particularly thick peel.