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

    … the implications of this situation for the Masseto vineyard. According to Orlandini et al. (Water Use in Italian Agriculture: Analysis of rainfall patterns, water storage capacity, and irrigation systems), Tuscany gets about 22 billion cubic centimeters of precipitation annually with yearly values ranging from 2000 mm in the northwest to 500 mm in Maremma…

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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…

    Wine -- Mise en abymein Merlot- 2 readers -
  • 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

    … as reasoned assumptions. I began with the soils and now turn to the cultivar and rootstock. Scion The cultivar selected for planting at Masseto was Merlot. According to masseto.com: Among the first people to realize the potential of the great terroir of Massto hill (sic) was the great Russian-American enologist Andrè Thcelicheff (sic), a man of great…

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  • Good Texas wines honor Terroir

    … Aglianico Then there is the 2010 Aglianico (pronounced ah-L’YEE’AH-nee-koh). Do not let the name scare you away from asking for this wine at your local wine retailer. Primarily planted in Basilicata and Campania, Italy, Aglianico originated in Greece, where it seems all of the original plantings have since disappeared. Imagine slow-cooked berries…

    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…

  • 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…

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  • A Peek into the Mark Anthony Wine Portfolio

    … (SPEC $12.99) – Light honey and toast aromas. Light body, with bright stone fruit and lemon/lime flavours. Dry with medium acidity, and exciting minerality on the finish. A fantastic price for this wine. Rating: Aveleda Alvarinho, 2013, Portugal (SPEC $24.99) – This wine is made from the Alvarinho grape in Portugal. The grape is also known as Albarino…

    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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