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
    • 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 ...

      Michael Godel/ Godello- 5 readers -
    • 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

    … enforced in future with specific vineyards on the 100-hectare estate being allocated for Serre Nuove; currently the wine is a selection of base wines used for Ornellaia.Heinz – who has worked at La Dominique in St-Emilion –also makes Masseto, a 100% Merlot, and Le Volte, a Toscana IGT, which is made from 20% of estate fruit plus purchased grapes. He…

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

    Wednesday, October 22 The Andersons, Sylvania, 6– 8 PM. Perfect Wines for Halloween: 1. Skeleton 2013 Gruner Veltliner (Austria), 2. Skeleton 2012 Zweigelt (Austria), 3. Vampire Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles), 4. Bogle 2011 Phantom (Cal.). Nominal fee per sample or $5 per flight. Thursday, October 23 Andersons, Maumee, Wine Tasting. 5-7 PM. Fall Italian Wines: 1.

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  • A Peek into the Mark Anthony Wine Portfolio

    … & vanilla with the apple flavour in this wine. Peppery on the finish. Elegant. Rating: Antinori Estates Prunotto Barbaresco, 2004, Italy (SPEC $89.99) – Perfume, ripe cherries and light vanilla on the nose. Medium body, round, with red cherries and an Old World woodiness to it. Tannins kick in on the mid palate. A very balanced wine. Rating…

    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…

    Do Bianchi/ Do Bianchi- 1 readers -
  • 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…