Tenuta Le Colonne Bolgheri Rosso Superiore | 2016
Importer Notes: With a Cab Franc base this Bolgheri Superiore lends itself to a bit more earth and herb than you’ll find in the more Cab Sauv dominant wines of this territory.
Grapes: 80% Cabernet Franc | 10% Cabernet Sauvignon | 10% Petit Verdot
Altitude: 50 MASL
Soil: Sandy river sediments with fossils.
Winemaking: Native yeast fermentation and 15 day maceration in concrete. Two years aging in large French oak.
Production: 1,000 cases
Tasting Notes: Ripe black fruits, blackberry, cherry and subtle vanilla. Mediterranean herbs, soil and sea mist. Full bodied, persistent and complex.
Pairings: Bistecca Fiorentini.
Critical Acclaim: JS | 94