A rich and decadent wine with incense, dark berries and black tea. Full body, integrated fruit in the mid-palate and a juicy, lightly chewy, tannin backbone. Greppicaia 2015; 94 pts, James Suckling.
This wine is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, and for a minimum of 6 months in bottles. Half of the oak barrels used for aging are replaced every year to control the tannin levels.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Cabernet Franc (20%) and Merlot (20%)
This Superiore red wine comes from some of the best grapes grown in Bolgheri DOC. The I Greppi estate comprises three separate parcels, each with a distictive soil-type, in the central and northern part of the DOC. The wine is Cabernet Sauvingon dominated and blended each year with varying amounts of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, to create a bold full-bodied wine which will benefit from aging.
Alcoholic fermentation and maceration on skins takes place in stainless steel vats for around 30 days at a controlled temperature of 28°C. Malolactic fermentation follows in French oak barrels.