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Key facts

Country
Italy
Region
Tuscany
Grape
Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Vintage
2011
Producer
Piccini
Winemaker
Antonella Conti
Stopper
Natural Cork
Special Diet
Vegetarian
ABV
13.5

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Label for Tesco finest* Bolgheri 75cl

Product Details

Tasting Notes

Bolgheri is a region on the Tuscan coast and it was here that wines known as Super Tuscans were first made from grapes other than just Sangiovese.

This silver medal winner is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc and is a magnificent beast.

Rich and bold, with dusky black fruits and a generous helping of spice.

Will age beautifully, too.

Storage Instructions

This wine can be drunk now but will further improve if carefully stored for up to 3 years

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Enjoy Responsibly

Unit alcohol content as UK UNITS per bottle and 125ml glass
KNOW YOUR LIMITS - UK Chief Medical Officer recommends adults do not regularly exceed
MEN: 3-4 units daily WOMEN: 2-3 units daily No
For more information: drinkaware.co.uk

Expert Opinion

What our expert says

A beautiful beast of a wine with a rich, heady mix of earthy, herby aromas and black cherry, fig and spice flavours. In the 1940s, an inquisitive and rebellious winemaker planted the unauthorised Cabernet in Bolgheri rather than the signature Tuscan grape, Sangiovese. By the 1970s, these unofficial wines were world famous and known as Super Tuscans, often more delicious than many top Chianti's. Bolgheri is compared to California’s Napa Valley because it produces similar robust yet fine Cabernet-based wines. Made for us by Piccini, the results are fab. Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot and Cabernet Franc making up the blend. Laura Jewell MW, Tesco Category Product Development Manager

Background

History

Piccini's story began in 1882 with Angiolo Piccini, who owned only 7 ha of vineyards in the Chianti area. Even today, Piccini is still 100% family owned by Mario and Martina Piccini who mark the 4th generation of the family. Piccini is situated in Castellina in Chianti and is one of the biggest players in Tuscany.

Winemaking details

Antonella Conti

Regional info

The production area runs parallel to the beaches of northern Maremma, located in the province of Livorno, in the town of Castagneto Carducci. To the east, a chain of hills runs between Bibbona and Castagneto, protecting the vineyards from the cold winds from the north, which often provoke lethal freezes during the winter. In the summer, this corridor is swept by cool winds that are generated between the valleys of the Cecina river to the north, and the Cornia stream to the south.

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