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Fabio Motta, 2017 Bolgheri Superiore, Le Gonnare


Producer


Vintage

2017

Region

ItalyToscana

Appellation

Bolgheri Rosso Superiore

Cuvée

Le Gonnare

Varietal

Merlot, Syrah

Farming

Biodynamic

Vinification

Unfined & Unfiltered, Indigenous yeast fermented, Barrel Aged

Soil Type

Sedimentary Clay, Sandy loam

85% Merlot, 15% Syrah

One of the more recent vineyards acquired by Fabio Motta in 2012, this small vineyard is rich in clay with lots of stones on a gentle slope that allows for very gradual ripening. He considers this his finest vineyard as it shows the greatest attributes of Bolgheri DOC. Slow-ripening is especially important for growing great Merlot and with the addition of Syrah, the resulting wine is unmistakably Mediterranean in nature showing a gorgeous balance of cool fruit and spicy notes with some toasty aromas imparted by 1/3 new oak barrels.

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