Bolgheri – the tasting notes

Argentiera's fort-like winery overlooking the sea in Bolgheri

19 September 2019  See my tasting notes on Sassicaia 2016 and Guidalberto 2017.

13 September 2019 Four of the Tuscan coast's more glamorous wines, or estates, analysed  Argentiera, Masseto, Matarocchio and Ornellaia. See also Dinner on the avenue for 720.

Bolgheri, the DOC that is the Tuscan coast’s brightest star, inspired by the obvious quality of Sassicaia, is hugely distinctive. It’s the only Tuscan DOC whose red wines are dominated by Bordeaux varieties, but the warmth of the climate here (tempered only by breezes off the Tyrrhenian sea) means that the wines mature much earlier...