Campo Alla Sughera - Arnione Bolgheri 2013
Campo Alla Sughera - Arnione Bolgheri 2013 (91 TSW)
One of my fave Bolgheri wines.
Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. 18 months in barriques (80% new) and 24 months in the bottle.
Bolgheri is a famous piece of Tuscany: in this small wine region on the coast are domains with big names such as Gaja and Antinori. It is therefore understandable that other wine companies would also like to settle there. At the same time it does take courage to land next to such wine giants. The German Knauf family dared to do it and in 1998 created Campo alla Sughera, with 20 hectares of vineyard.
The founder of the estate Baldwin Knauf - co-owner of industrial giant supplying construction materials worldwide was involved into the project from the very beginning. Their first harvest was in 2001 and soon the wines received international success because of their very good quality.
The yields per vine are kept low, and the plants are close to each other, so that they do not produce excessive amounts of fruit. Together with craftsmanship in the cellar, such as a well-dosed wood aging, it ensures full and intense, yet refined wines.
My tasting notes:
I used the Vspin to give the wine some air.
Still very young but already drinkable this intense ruby red wine. On the rim a violet reflection.
On the nose medium+ aromas of cherries, dark forest fruits and chocolate with hints of violets, black pepper and liquorice.
On the palate medium+ bodied, well balanced with nice complexity showing ripe cherries, cinnamon, toast and vanilla. Medium acidity and tannins and nice long final.