• "Varvàra" Rosso Bolgheri DOC 2017

      “Varvàra” Rosso Bolgheri DOC 2017

      Here comes Varvàra, the convincing "second wine" of the Bolgheri shooting star, who bears his name in honour of the Baroness Varvàra Wrangel. A wine entirely in the style of the house: sophisticated, warm, soft and of great elegance and refinement. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this offers aromas of violet, dark berry, leather and underbrush. On the savory palate, velvety tannins support blackberry jam, tobacco and star anise." Wine Enthusiast

      "Black cherry, blackberry, cedar, iron and tobacco flavors highlight this harmonious red. Firms up, with lightly chewy tannins on the finish." Wine Spectator

      "Fresh currants and herbs on the nose, following through to a full body, round and savory tannins and just hints of jam, spices and licorice. Richer style here." James Suckling

      "There is a touch of extra softness and richness that reflects the warm and dry conditions of this vintage. The 2017 Bolgheri Rosso Varvàra brings plump and rich primary fruit with blackberry, black cherry or plum at the front. There is a note of sweetness here that gives the wine a very accessible and immediate personality that would work perfectly with a Tuscan wild boar sauce over tagliatelle or a simple ragù." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:90 points
      • Grape Varieties: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Syrah, 10% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 14 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 4,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,30 g/l
      • Sulfite: 69 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,66
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09362217 ·  0,75 l · 29,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      21,90 €
    • "Castello di Bolgheri" Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2016

      “Castello di Bolgheri” Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2016

      This excellent Bolgheri Superiore is produced only in the best years. Deep dark ruby red, in the nose a rich fruit concentrate of cherry, elderberries, blackberries and some mint. On the palate already quite smooth tannins and a fine acidity. In the long elegant finish light roasted aromas. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The vineyards of this estate face the sea with a westerly exposure, an incredibly beautiful view from the Bolgherese road on a quite calcareous soil. The style here is pretty classic, sometimes more austere as in 2006, yet balanced in this vintage. Crimson in colour, it has a restrained nose of pencil lead, pepper and chocolate over brambly fruit flavours, supported by a firm palate with structured tannins and a chalky finish." Decanter

      "Made with 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc, this boasts aromas of black-skinned berry, vanilla and Mediterranean brush. The juicy balanced palate doles out ripe black currant, licorice, tobacco and white pepper alongside fine-grained tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      "A plush Bolgheri that shows lots of dark plums, cherry compote, vanilla and eucalyptus. Despite the initial, blockbuster impression, the palate is very polished, thanks to dialed-in tannins. Long but tangy finish." James Suckling

      "This is ripe and full of plum, blackberry, leather and spice aromas and flavors. Picks up a saline element while building to a long, fresh finish. Shows fine energy and length." Wine Spectator

      "Don't underestimate the intensity and generosity of the 2016 Bolgheri Superiore. The wine delivers generous tones of dark fruit, exotic spice and tobacco. On first examination, the palate appears to be more streamlined than it really is. However, it steadily takes on volume and girth as it warms in the glass, adding extra intensity and textural layering. Some 30,000 bottles were made, and this is no doubt the best Bolgheri Superiore I have yet tasted from Castello di Bolgheri." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Decanter :92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 to 20 months barrique/Tonneau
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 58 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,70
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09362116 · 0,75 l · 71,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      53,90 €
    • "Castello di Bolgheri" Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2016 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Castello di Bolgheri” Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2016 · MAGNUM in OWC

      This excellent Bolgheri Superiore is produced only in the best years. Deep dark ruby red, in the nose a rich fruit concentrate of cherry, elderberries, blackberries and some mint. On the palate already quite smooth tannins and a fine acidity. In the long elegant finish light roasted aromas. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The vineyards of this estate face the sea with a westerly exposure, an incredibly beautiful view from the Bolgherese road on a quite calcareous soil. The style here is pretty classic, sometimes more austere as in 2006, yet balanced in this vintage. Crimson in colour, it has a restrained nose of pencil lead, pepper and chocolate over brambly fruit flavours, supported by a firm palate with structured tannins and a chalky finish." Decanter

      "Made with 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc, this boasts aromas of black-skinned berry, vanilla and Mediterranean brush. The juicy balanced palate doles out ripe black currant, licorice, tobacco and white pepper alongside fine-grained tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      "A plush Bolgheri that shows lots of dark plums, cherry compote, vanilla and eucalyptus. Despite the initial, blockbuster impression, the palate is very polished, thanks to dialed-in tannins. Long but tangy finish." James Suckling

      "This is ripe and full of plum, blackberry, leather and spice aromas and flavors. Picks up a saline element while building to a long, fresh finish. Shows fine energy and length." Wine Spectator

      "Don't underestimate the intensity and generosity of the 2016 Bolgheri Superiore. The wine delivers generous tones of dark fruit, exotic spice and tobacco. On first examination, the palate appears to be more streamlined than it really is. However, it steadily takes on volume and girth as it warms in the glass, adding extra intensity and textural layering. Some 30,000 bottles were made, and this is no doubt the best Bolgheri Superiore I have yet tasted from Castello di Bolgheri." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Robert Parker:96 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Decanter :92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 to 20 months barrique/Tonneau
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 4,50 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 75 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,63
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09362316 · 1,5 l · 79,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping11 units available

      119,90 €
    About the winemakers
    Castello di Bolgheri
    Tuscany | Bolgheri
    Castello di Bolgheri

    The winery Castello di Bolgheri is the historical nucleus of the winegrowing around Bolgheri. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the Viale di San Guido, which runs dead straight, is almost five kilometres long and is decorated on both sides with around 2,000 cypress trees. Today, the vineyards are spread around the medieval village on a total area of 1,220 hectares, of which 1,050 hectares are used for the production of Bolgheri DOC. A small, but fine group of winegrowers cavort in the cultivation area, which provides for a moderate production.

    Since 1984 the Castello di Bolgheri has owned 130 hectares of land. Almost 40 percent of the area is planted with vines, all of which are located in the northern part of Bolgheri DOC. The area is well known for its favourable terroir. – also due to the natural drainage. The origins of the winery date back to the 13th century. Since then the castle has belonged to the Count della Gherardesca family, who also resided there. The Castello now belongs to the same family in the 30th generation. The wine cellar was built in the middle of the 18th century directly behind the castle.

    Countess Franca Spalletti Trivelli inherited the Castello in 1984 from her mother, Countess Alessandra della Gherardesca. When she died two years later, it was time for a new planting of the vines and a partial marketing of the wines. Since the death of Countess Franca Spalletti Trivelli in 2010, his son Conte Federico Zileri dal Verme has been the sole owner of the estate.

    In 1997, the vineyards were planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot, varieties typical of Bolgheri. The cultivated areas are located around the wine village in the immediate vicinity of the vineyards of Sassicaia and Ornellaia. The most important wine today is the Castello di Bolgheri Superiore, which is aged in barrels for 24 months. The first vintage of this dark purple, elegant and deep drop was first sold in 2004 as Annata 2001.

    Count Federico Zileri Dal Verme, together with the oenologist Alessandro Dondi from South Tyrol, today looks after the vineyards and cellars. Federico was also appointed President of the Consorzio Bolgheri DOC in April 2013. He succeeded Marchese Nicoló Incisa della Rocchetta, whose family produces the cult wine Sassicaia in the Tenuta San Guido. The legacy of Castelli di Bolgheri has set itself the ambitious goal of making wines from the quality region famous throughout the world beyond Italy. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Castello di Bolgheri is considered to be the top winery in its production area. With impressive reliability, this property has repeatedly produced best results in recent years. Finally, the persistent search for the optimal interpretation of a great terroir pays off."Gambero Rosso

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 19th century
    • Owner: Conte Federico Zileri Dal Verme
    • Oenologist: Alessandro Dondi
    • Annual production: approx. 60,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 50 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation