Waarom deze wijn?
Een Super Tuscan op zijn best! Verleidelijk (chocola!), veel stijl en elegantie. Eén van de beste van zijn soort, zoniet de beste als het gaat om prijs-kwaliteitverhouding in Bolgheri. Voor de liefhebbers van intens rijke en donkere wijnen, fluweelzacht en weelderig, is deze Bolgheri Rosso dat in ultieme vorm!
De Bolgheri Rosso is een wijn vol klasse en persoonlijkheid. Rijk en krachtig met subtiel geroosterd eiken in het glas. Jaargang 2013 heeft prachtige heldere aroma's van zwarte bessen, viooltjes en bosbessen. Maar ook de belegen tonen van rook, tabak, leer en specerijen. Full body, zachte tannines en een frisse, levendige lange afdronk. Nu al heel prettig maar nog beter in 2017.
type wijn: full bodied
druivensoort: 60% cabernet sauvignon, 20% cabernet franc, 10% merlot, 10% sangiovese
opvoeding: 10 maanden op barriques en minimaal 6 maanden op fles
alcoholgehalte: 13,50 % vol.
afsluiting: natuur kurk
drinktemperatuur: 16 - 18 graden
bewaarpotentieel: 2015 - 2024
spijs-aanbeveling: vlees lam, entrecôte, ribeye, tournedos, ossehaas gevogelte eendenborst kaas goed gerijpt pasta's verfijnde pasta's
De prijzen elders?
Wij vergelijken het voordeel altijd met de prijzen in de online-markt. Belangrijk is dat er 'appels met appels' worden vergeleken; dus precies dezelfde wijn per doos (6) van (bij voorkeur) hetzelfde jaar èn thuisbezorgd (bezorgkosten elders zitten in de prijscheck).
De prijs waarvoor wijn in Nederland te verkrijgen is, ligt gemiddeld op € 19,90.
'This absolutely charming estate is a real model for the entire territory. Founded in the 1970s om the eve of the Bolgheri phenomenon when the zone was still a diamond in the rough, it was acquired several years ago by the Tipa brothers. They have kept it much as it was, and if anything they have enhanced the appeal and definition of the wines' elegant style. The bottles express the characteristics of their terroir of origin and are obtained from vines planted among the woods at an altitude of 100 metres in terrains that vary from sandy soil in the low zones to marly limestone higher up.' Gambero Rosso 2014
'Grattamacco is a historic estate, one of the best-known and most greatly admired wineries in Bolgheri, founded in the Seventies, the pioneer age for winegrowing in this particular zone. Time has shown that the vision was justified, given the fame earned by the winery recently acquired by the Tipa brothers. The new direction is much the same as the old, but they have extended their horizons where possible, also with new acquisitions. The style remains elegant and racy with subtle, complex aromatic profile. The wines are immediatly satisfying but also respond well to ageing, the children of a concept as much as of the vineyards surrounded by woodlands, on the soils that range from sandy to marly limestone.' Gambero Rosso 2015
Slimme weetjes: Italië's meest prestigieuse wijngaarden
Bolgheri, on the Tuscan coast just south of Livorno, is one of Italy's most prestigious vineyard areas. Its winemaking zone is made up of sloping coastal vineyards at the foot of the hills between the town of Bolgheri, after which this DOC is named, and the southern part of Castagneto. Located in close proximity to the Tyrrhenian Sea, it has been described as 'the golden oasis of the Maremma' (an area of south-western Tuscany and northern Lazio).
Slimme weetjes: shake-up wijnindustrie in de jaren 60
In the 1960s the Tuscan wine industry was in need of a shake-up, and Bolgheri became one of the avante-garde areas that helped bring this region back to life. One of the tactics was to start a new trend of non-DOC wines, and in 1968 an innovative style of wine was named the Super Tuscan. The flagship 'Super Tuscan' wine was Sassicaia – a Bordeaux-style red created from vines often (erroneously) reported to have come from Chateau Lafite-Rothschild in Bordeaux. Sassicaia returned Bolgheri and Tuscany into the limelight. Sassicaia was also the first and only Italian wine to be honored with its own single-estate classification: thus in 1994, Bolgheri and Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC were born.
Slimme weetjes: Bolgheri terroir
The main focus of the Bolgheri DOC is the importance of terroir and for this reason, the Bolgheri Rosso and Bolgheri Superiore wines are labeled without the mention of grapes, as terroir is considered more significant than grape varieties. It is also why Bolgheri wines are reputed for their true expressions of terroir. Nevertheless, the varieties that put Bolgheri on the wine map are the Bordeaux trio: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, which are the main ingredients in the superiore wine. Syrah and the traditional Tuscan red grape Sangiovese may comprise up to 50% of the wine each, as can a maximum 30% of Petit Verdot. The plain rosso must be aged for at least ten months, while the superiore must mature for 24 months before release.
Slimme weetjes: stijl van Bolgheri's
The wines from this area are incredibly compact, dark and ruby red in color, which suggests great ageing potential. The heady bouquets are reminiscent of ripe berries, with hints of Mediterranean maquis (the main vegetation along the Mediterranean coastline) and spicy oak. They are characterized by their powerful structure, elegant poise and smooth, rounded natures. A sweetness of fruit on the palate is backed by layers of velvetytannins, a lively, fresh acidity and a long, lingering finish.
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