This time we're in southern Tuscany precisely Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci, then inland to Montalcino. Touching from the great international grapes of the Bolgheri area to the prestigious Sangiovese. But let's reverse the factors to discover an incredible Sangiovese from Bolgheri and an equally valid (and fascinating) Merlot from Montalcino.
Yes, that's right, to demonstrate that some territories can give great wines even outside of their chosen locations, provided that behind them there are good, expert, aware and above all sensitive winemakers who perceive the behaviour of a specific grape in a precise vineyard and with a suitable microclimate.
Lo Scudiere Sangiovese 2020 is produced by Fabio Motta, already defined as the rising star of Bolgheri viticulture and always in love with Sangiovese, thanks to the teachings of his great master Michele Satta. The other is the Come se Merlot 2008 that comes from a small vineyard in Montalcino.
aThe winery is Il Colle, born in 1972, managed by Caterina Carli. It was her father who wanted to plant a few rows of merlot, a variety that Caterina never liked, especially when the wines obtained from this grape are quite young. Hence the idea of releasing them more than ten years after the harvest, for a more complex, mature and multifaceted expression of merlot. With the 2008 vintage for us this goal is achieved!
Rare Wines. A Merlot and Sangiovese from Tuscany to discover
Come se Merlot 2008
Lo Scudiere 2020
selected by Gambero Rosso