Bulichella - Montecristo 2016
Bulichella - Montecristo 2016 (92+/100 TSW)
Suvereto is about ten miles south of Bolgheri, home to the super-Tuscan powerhouses Ornellaia and Sassicaia, and its terroir shares many of the same qualities as that storied region. For proof, look no further than their neighbors, Tua Rita, another star in the Tuscan firmament.
Variety: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot.
Appellation: Suvereto DOCG - Toscane.
Vineyard: Mineral rocks of Montepeloso and clay soils.
Vinification: 22 months in French barriques.
DE Import: Cresceri Weiniport
Price range: €80,-
My tasting notes:
In the glass a deep ruby red color with violet reflections.
On the medium (+) nose aromas of plums, blackberries and black cherries with beautiful aromas of dark chocolate, earth, tobacco and sweet spices.
On the palate medium (++) bodied with medium (+) acidity and ripe medium(+) tannins. Lovely round mouthfeel with raspberries, cherries, chocolate and spices and a nice long final. Still young with great potential.
To pair with: red meat, pizza with mushrooms and Gruyère burgers.
About the winery:
La Bulichella is an oasis born in a special corner of Tuscany, near the medieval village of Suvereto, able to offer ORGANIC wines that are the perfect expression of a terroir near the sea.
Currently, La Bulichella (42 hectares in total) has 17 hectares of vineyards, 10 hectares of olive groves, a pond, a vegetable garden with orchard, a part dedicated to agritourism, and a small portion of woods.
The real turning point towards high-quality, characteristic organic farming took place in the 1990s, when Mr. Miyakawa and his wife Marisa decided to invest in the production that was and is most typical of Suvereto and the entire Val di Cornia area: wine. The project then saw the involvement of the local Bonaguidi family, who are acquainted with these lands and with this special microclimate.