La Cipriana - San Martino Bolgheri Superiore 2015
During my visit in Bolgheri we stayed at Agriturismo La Cipriana. It’s a wonderful place next to the vineyards with a beautiful swimming pool and nice rooms. When you are looking for a nice place to relax and visit some wineries this is the perfect place. The Cipriana winery is a historical company in the area of Bolgheri (it is the thirth founded in the area, the first bottle of San Martino dates back to 1978); it is located at the foot of the town Castagneto Carducci and it is owned by the Fabiani brothers, vine growers since 1975. Since 2001, Laura Fabiani, Carlo's daughter, has been in charge of the company, which with its passion, energy and determination has contributed to the development of production and has acquired a position of great value in the vast panorama of Bolgheri viticulture.
La Cipriana has about 8 hectres on vineyards and 3 of olive grapes and recently bought new vineyards. The company’s cellar is entirely underground in order to guarantee an optimal temperature for the vinification and ageing processes; the vinification takes place in cement tanks at a controlled temperature, exclusively using grapes owned by the Cipriana company.
During our visit we did also a nice tasting. Here my tasting notes of the Bolgheri Superiore 2015 and 2016 which wasn’t ready fort he market yet.
The Bolgheri Superiore wine, that takes its name from the famous poem of G. Carducci "San Martino" is made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot vineyard.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a dark ruby red color with purple reflections.
On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of blackberries, cherries and cassis with hints of black pepper, balsamico and vanilla.
On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium+ acidity and tannins. Well balanced with a light peppery finish. Enjoyable red with aging potential.