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Bolgheri Superiore "Fratini" 2017 - Hortense Estate

Tenuta Hortense

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  • Cellar : Tenuta Hortense
  • Denomination: Bolgheri DOC
  • Origin: Tuscany
  • Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
  • Serving temperature : 16-18 ° C
  • Alcohol volume : 14%
  • Format : 0.75 L
  • Moment to taste it: Formal dinners
  • Pairings: Red meats, game and aged cheeses
  • Blowup Rating : 9/10


Description

The Bolgheri Superiore "Fratini" 2017 of the Hortense Estate was born precisely in Castagneto Carducci, in Tuscany. An important red wine, made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, complemented by small balances of Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

Tasting notes

The Bolgheri Superiore 2017 by the Fratini brothers is a red wine, elegant, intense purple with purple reflections, on the nose it offers notes of ripe fruit and various herbaceous, brackish and vegetable scents. On the palate it has a long persistence, a spicy note. Well balanced between fruit and tertiary complexity. Perfect to accompany red meats, it is ideal in combination with game and aged cheeses.

Processing

Bolgheri Superiore 2017 is born from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, complemented by small balances of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. It ferments with indigenous yeasts only and is left to rest for at least 18 months in oak tonneau. In this way, bottles capable of touching the most other quality standards come to life.

The cellar

Once called "Tenuta Argentiera", it was founded in 1999 then sold to the Fratini brothers in 2016 and known today as Tenuta Hortense. Expanse of 1100 hectares in total, of which ten are planted with vineyards. Among the rows of Tenuta Hortense there are the vine varieties typical of the Bordeaux area, such as cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Treated with the utmost attention, respect for the environment, nature, ecosystem and biodiversity. Individual vines can enjoy state-of-the-art irrigation systems and care with extreme meticulousness.