Bolgheri is located in the comune of Castagneto Carducci, a few kilometers north-west of the capital and lies in the Province of Livorno in Italy, on the foothills of the Colline Metallifere, south of Bibbona.
Posts about Bolgheri
    • Let the gems begin

      Wine review at VINTAGES of Norman Hardie Chardonnay County Unfiltered 2012 by Godello If the premature lashing of cold, snow and ice weren’t enough to get you thinking about holiday shopping, get thee to Liquor Control Board on Ontario store on the weekend. Same time, every year. The LCBO stocks the shelves, isles and pyramid displays with more booze than anyone should ever b ...

    • Good Texas wines honor Terroir

      Many Texas wineries exhibit the hubris Texas has become known for all over the world — with a swagger and a determination, they attempt to bend Mother Nature over and whip her into submission. If it works for oil, then why shouldn’t it work for wine? Those wineries making mediocre wines claim any ‘perceived’ flaws can be attributed to the terroir (a French word that refers t ...

      Amy Corron Power/ Another Wine Blogin Merlot- 6 readers -
    • Big release, bigger wines

      Chicken and beef destined for tortillas As we creep deeper and deeper into late autumn days, with afternoons bereft of light and evenings full of chill, we begin to search for more than a pipkin of warmth. Wine can fill the void and it is no simple folderol that we seek. The bicameral brain on one lobe wants deep, earthy reds, dynamic and changeless, the other asks for bombs with damp fuses.

  • Deconstructing the Masseto vineyard: Scion and rootstock

    …Masseto is one of the the world's leading Merlot wines and its 6.63 ha vineyard is ensconced within the confines of the larger Ornellaia vineyard in Bolgheri, Tuscany. It has been difficult to obtain information on the details of this vineyard so I have undertaken the task of deconstructing it using data from publicly available sources as well…

    Wine -- Mise en abymein Merlot- 1 readers -
  • good enough for rihanna, better for my dad

    Rihanna posted this photo on Twitter the other day. It’s true: if you know, you know. Riri knows. I know. And my dad knows too, though he didn’t a mere three months ago. I got him a 2006 Sassicaia for his birthday. I was super excited to give it to him, but when he opened it he didn’t know what it was! For others who don’t, it’s what they call a Super Tuscan.

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  • Abolish the term 'second wine', says Ornellaia winemaker

    … version of the flagship wine,’ Heinz told ‘It still has to stand up as a fine wine in its own right, not lie in the shadow of Ornellaia.’ While Ornellaia is Cabernet Sauvignon driven, Le Serre Nuove has been Merlot dominant since 2005, Heinz’s first vintage as winemaker.He said the distinction between the two wines would be further…

    Decanterin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 4 readers -
  • Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: October 22-25, 2014

    … PM. Jim's 20th Wine Anniversary Party: 1. Terredora Fiano di Avellino – Italy. 2. Tres Picos Garnacha – Campo de Borja, Spain. 3. Tait Ball Buster – Australia. 4. Black Rock Petite Sirah – California. 5. Fin Amour – France. 6. Amor Fati Syrah – California. 7. Domain Tempier Bandol – South of France. 8. Lapostole Clos Apalta – Chile. 9. Alto Moncaya…

    Toledo Wines and Vinesin Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah- 5 readers -
  • Wines of Antinori Tasting at Gasbarro’s – October 2014

    Here we report on yet another outstanding wine tasting hosted by Mark Gasbarro, of Gasbarro’s Wines on Federal Hill in Providence. This time the wines belong to the Antinori Family. Ten wines were open and pouring, and Marco from Antinori was manning the table with the big guns. I started, appropriately, with the whites and the lighter reds, working eventually to some absolut ...

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  • A Peek into the Mark Anthony Wine Portfolio

    … balance between red fruit flavours, spice, and minerality on the palate. Rating: Antinori Estates Il Bruciato Bolgheri DOC, 2012, Italy (SPEC $32.50) – One of my favourite wines of this tasting. It has a beautiful aroma of roses. Full body, dry and soft in the mouth, with cassis, red cherries, plums, and a mineral undercurrent. A high quality wine…

    Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePalin Riesling Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • Timorasso, Melon from California & other cool wines & things this week

    … and it was compelling to hear him speak about sophisticated temperature-control technology that allows him to provoke spontaneous fermentation during vinification. About 40 minutes south of Bolgheri, Suvereto, where these wines are raised, is as-of-yet uncharted territory in the expansion of this category. It will be interesting to see where these high…

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  • Bolgheri

    … Bolgheri Serdar Kahraman May 8, 2014 @sommblog Bolgheri – cradle of Italian wine culture, unique terroir, whose fame is based on the great wines of the world of international varieties. Phenomenon of Italian winemaking in the 1970`s was called Super Tuscan wines. Super Tuscan wines referred to wines produced in Tuscany, but not in accordance…