Sondraia Bolgheri Superiore 2015 Price € 60.30
One of the best from the Bolgheri
The vines for the excellent Bolgheri Blend Sondraia grow right next to the Ornellaia vineyards. The Poggio al Tesoro winery is owned by the Allegrini family, who pioneered in Veneto and are now also very successful in Tuscany. Marilisa Allegrini shapes the style and manages the Bolgheri jewel with great care and enthusiasm. The Sondraia with the newly designed label was awarded 95 points by Wine Spectator. This high rating is also confirmed by the 3 bicchieri from Gambero Rosso.
Sensory features: Deep ruby red to the edge, almost black in the middle. An aristocratic bouquet with notes of black berries, also some Mediterranean spice as well as notes of dark chocolate and cold smoke, finally a subtle bacon note. On the palate equally elegant and very powerful, aromas of blackberries and blackcurrants are noticeable, also bread crust tones and walnut; the toasting notes are discreetly and suitably integrated, very fine tannins; long-lasting finish, which shows a splendid storage potential.
Grape varieties: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc
Ageing: 18 months in 225 litres barrels
Serving temperature: 16-18°C. Open one hour before, taste and then decide whether to decant the wine or not.
Best served: We recommend this wine with braised meat, lamb gigotto or tagliata. Also excellent with venison stew, roast beef with mushrooms and ripe pecorino.
Alcohol content: 14.5%