Campo Alla Sughera - Arnione Bolgheri 2012
Decanted 3 hours this great Bolgheri. Campo Alla Sughera - Arnione Bolgheri 2012 (90 tsomw points)
In the glass an intense ruby red color with violet rim.
On the nose intense aromas of cherries, some undergrowth, dark chocolate and flowers in the background.
On the palate much sweet smell, unfolds with fine-meshed, prominent tannins, supple, in the final with flavors of mint and red fruit.
Production area: The grapes come exclusively from the vineyards on the Campo alla Sughera estate, which is located in the heart of the area with the “Bolgheri” designation of origin.
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Cabernet Franc 20%, Merlot 20%, Petit Verdot 20%.
Harvest: By hand, with 15 kg of grapes in each box.
Winemaking technique: The height of the winery is used to harness the force of gravity and move the grapes, musts and wines. After destemming and gentle pressing, fermentation and maceration are carried out in steel tanks for approximately 12 to 15 days at a temperature no higher than 30°C. The wine is then decanted into barriques, where malolactic fermentation takes place.
Ageing: 80% of the wine is aged in new French oak barriques and 20% in previously used ones for at least 18 months. It is then aged in the bottle for more than 12 months. Tasting notes: A fine wine with a full and very complex nose, where aromas of red fruit blend with hints of spices. It has an elegant, harmonious palate which is balanced by fine velvety tannins.
Suggestions for an ideal tasting experience: Open the bottle at least half an hour beforehand and serve at a temperature of 18°C in large crystal glasses, whether the weather is cool or warm. Excellent in the summer too, if served at the right temperature.
Pairings: Game, grilled meats, mature cheeses, and creative Tuscan cuisine such as crepes with a pecorino fondue and mushrooms, wild boar with blueberries, and Cinta Senese ham with glazed cavolo nero.
Website winemaker: www.campoallasughera.com