Piastraia Bolgheri Superiore - Michele SattaRegular price $45.95
Supplier: Michele Satta
Made In: Tuscany, Italy
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese
Harvest: early September (Merlot) up to the first week of October (Cabernet Sauvignon)
Vinification: the fermentation of each variety is handled separately in cone-truncated oak barrels of 30 hl. Only natural yeasts are present. I start with two daily manual pressings of the cap of the wine eventually ending with one. An open pumping over procedure is made only if necessary. With frequent tastings I carefully choose the time of the drawing off (usually after about 20 days), from which the wine goes directly into barriques.
Fining: the wine rests in French oak barriques (1/5 new) for a period of 18-24 months.
Longevity: 20 years