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Tenuta Meraviglia Rosso Bolgheri DOC

Tenuta Meraviglia Rosso Bolgheri DOC

Red | 2020 | Italy, Tuscany | 14.0%

An excellent example of Cabernet Franc
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Ruby red in colour, this wine displays expressive aromas of red fruits followed by deep mineral notes. On the palate it is fresh, pleasantly savoury with concentrated ripe black fruit flavours and well-integrated tannins.

Product Details

Type Red
Origin Italy, Tuscany
Vintage 2020
Size 0.75 l
ABV 14.0%
Grape Cabernet Franc
Viticulture Organic
Sulphite Content Contains Sulphites
Closure Natural Cork

Production Notes

Fermentation occurred naturally in truncated tapered unrefined concrete vats with natural yeasts at a controlled temperature between 26-28°C. After about two weeks of fermentation, the wine was racked into large, untoasted French oak barrels, where it remained for 12 months prior to bottling. It was then kept in bottle for three months before release.

Producer Information

Tenuta Meraviglia comprises 30 hectares of vineyards at the southernmost end of the Bolgheri denomination. Planted primarily with Cabernet Franc, these organically cultivated vines are on an impressive plateau at 150 metres above sea level, surrounded by woodlands and boasting a splendid view of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Tuscan Archipelago and Corsica. The soils here are of volcanic origin, containing an abundance of rhyolite, a rock used extensively in the past for buildings. Just below the plateau is a disused quarry, that once contained rhyolite, currently hidden by a dense forest. Plans are afoot to use it to house the new winery that Tenuta Meraviglia are planning to build.

The estate was purchased in 2016 by Alejandro Bulgheroni and is run by the same team that has made such a success of his Dievole estate in Chianti. Lorenzo Bernini oversees viticulture and winemaking, working alongside renowned winemaker and consultant Alberto Antonini.

The wine we list is made solely from Cabernet Franc, which thrives at this estate. Fermented in cement tanks, followed by a short period ageing in large French oak. It is beautifully expressive with strong varietal character and impressive purity.

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