Tenuta le Colonne - Bolgheri Rosso DOC 2016
Tenuta le Colonne - Bolgheri Rosso DOC 2016 (88 TSW)
Blend of Cabernet Franc 70%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%
Tenuta Le Colonne is the closest winery to the sea of Bolgheri Doc appellation. 64 hectares devoted to vineyards in a strategic location.
Spontaneous fermentation takes place in cement truncated, tapered vessels. The fermentation takes place by native yeasts for 13 days. The wine matures for 12 months in large barrels and after that the wine matures for another 3 months in the bottle.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a deep ruby red color with garnet rim.
On the medium+ nose aromas of red berries, raspberries and strawberry compote with hints of olives, dried flowers, vanilla and herbs.
On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with nice round mouthfeel. Medium+ acidity and ripe tannins which need some time to be well integrated. Showing flavours of black fruit, cherries, vanilla and graphite. Long and warm persistent finish. Perfect in 2-3 years.
Pairing: Game, Main dishes featuring red meat, Meat or mushroom-based main dishes.