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

Barrel Aged, Indigenous yeast fermented, Unfined & Unfiltered

Soil Type

Sandy loam, Sedimentary Clay

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.