Michele Satta - Piastraia Bolgheri Superiore 2016
Michele Satta - Piastraia Bolgheri Superiore 2016 (90 TSW)
Have you ever been to Bolgheri? What's your favorite winery in this region?
This Bolgheri Superiore from Michele Satta is always a good choice and fits great with the Autumn weather in the Netherlands.
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese.
The fermentation of each variety is handled separately in cone-truncated oak barrels of 30 hl. Only natural yeasts are present. I start with two daily manual pressings of the cap of the wine eventually ending with one. An open pumping over procedure is made only if necessary. With frequent tastings they carefully choose the time of the drawing off (usually after about 20 days), from which the wine goes directly into barriques.
The wine rests in French oak barriques (1/5 new) for a period of 18-24 months.
In the glass a dark ruby red color.
On the medium+ nose aromas of blackberries, dark cherries and blueberries with hints of herbs and spices.
On the palate dry, medium+ bodied and very elegant (2016 vintage ????), medium acidity and ripe tannins.
Dark cherries, black currants with spicy oak on the balanced palate with a nice and long final.