Bolgheri

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
  • Deconstructing the Masseto vineyard: Irrigation management

    … water supply is reduced beyond the vines climatic needs. The only option available to the viticulturist to induce water stress is controlled irrigation. This option is not available to the Masseto vineyard because irrigation is not allowed in Bolgheri except under emergency conditions. In the remainder of this document we will explore…

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  • Deconstructing the Masseto vineyard: Nutrient monitoring

    …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 obtaining information on the details of the vineyard so I have undertaken the task of deconstructing it using data from publicly available sources as well…

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  • 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…

  • Deconstructing the Masseto vineyard: Scion and rootstock

    …://iv.ucdavis.edu/files/24347.pdf) Yalumbanursery.com wine-grape-growing.com Once this list was developed it was culled based on two of the most important criteria (as I understand it) -- Phylloxera and nematode resistance. The next step was a further culling of the list based on the rootstock’s influence on the scion. If it was a medium-/high-vigor…

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  • Good Texas wines honor Terroir

    … brought to Houston for tasting two whites, a 2012 Viognier and a 2012 Texas Muscat, and six reds include four Tempranillo and 2 blends. Favorites among his selections were the 2012 Pedernales Cellars GSM and the 2012 Texas Muscat. I also enjoyed the George Bush 25th Anniversary Reserve 2012 Texas Tempranillo, and laughingly said, “I’m surprised I like…

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

    … and changeless, the other asks for bombs with damp fuses. But enough about that. Tomorrow marks the VINTAGES November 8th release. One short of the big holiday mess but full of big wines nonetheless. Here are nine to pass the time, to tell the cold to buzz off and to share with an unbridled generosity of spirit. From left to right: Boeckel Brandluft…

  • good enough for rihanna, better for my dad

    … in Bolgheri was similar to Graves in Bordeaux (fun fact: Graves means “gravel” in French, and Sassicaia means “stony ground” in Tuscan dialect). So, they planted some Cabernet Sauvignon in Bolgheri in 1944 and produced their first vintage in 1968, with their usual mix of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. But Italian wine law wouldn’t let…

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

    … The winemaker for Bolgheri estate Ornellaia has said the term 'second wine' should be phased out to convince consumers that they are not just second best. Axel Heinz made his comments at a seven-wine vertical tasting of Ornellaia’s Le Serre Nuove in London this week. ‘Serre Nuove is a true second wine at Ornellaia in that it is not second-rate…

    Decanterin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 5 readers -
  • Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: October 22-25, 2014

    … PM. Fall Italian Wines: 1. 2011 Falesco – Est! Est!! Est!!! – di Montefiascone, Montecchio, 2. 2011 Fattoria Rodano – Poggialupi, Castellina in Chianti, 3. 2011 Poggio Amorelli – Chianti Classico, Castellina in Chianti, 4. 2010 Podere Sapaio – Volpolo, Bolgheri. Nominal fee per sample or $7 per flight. Andersons, Talmadge Road, Wine Tasting. 6-8…

    Toledo Wines and Vinesin Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah- 6 readers -
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