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Dedicato a Walter

Dedicato a Walter

Dedicato a Walter

Bolgheri Superiore D.O.C.

Cabernet Franc 100%

 

This is one of the rare 100% Cabernet Francs from Bolgheri and indeed from Italy, dedicated by Marilisa Allegrini to her brother Walter. It has become the jewel in Poggio al Tesoro’s crown. In Bolgheri’s microclimate and in the stony soils of the Via Bolgherese vineyard, situated in the prestigious area known as Soprastrada, this grape variety – which is generally used to give a touch of elegance to Bordeaux wines – finds an ideal habitat in which to express itself in an absolutely independent and original fashion.

Climate Trend

 

Very high temperatures. The vines were subjected to a green harvest to obtain the optimal number of bunches per plant and counteract the high water stress of this year’s drought. The bunch selection during harvest was stringent and yields were very low. The harvest was delayed to ensure complete tannic maturation.

grape varieties

grape varieties

Cabernet Franc 100%

soil characteristic

vineyard location

Via Bolgherese (3.00 ha – 7.40 ac)

harvest

First week of October

Bottle

capacities

750 ml • 1,5 L • 3 L

vinification

Grapes are de-stemmed then soft pressed to partially rupture of the berries

ageing

24 months in 225 litres new French oak barriques

fermentation

In stainless steel tanks and truncated cone oak vats

malolactic fermentation

Took place naturally (without inoculation) in barriques at 22°C (71°F) in November

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