Grape(s): Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc Blend
Localization: Tuscany, Italy
Tasting Notes: Ripe sweet fruits give way to a wine with a very defined and yet very different character when compared to the other estate’s wines, born from grapes that are grown in Bolgheri, at sea level. A blend born of the desire to explore new territories, refined in barriques for 15 months, powerful fitting for a Bolgheri wine.
Notes: Aged 14 months in French Oak Barrels
The Domain: The Ratti family, originally from Como and specialized in the production of luxury silk fabrics and textiles, purchased a property in 1995 near Bolgheri’s DOC territory; a venture strongly desired by Erika Ratti.
The estate, presently 120 hectares 15 of which are planted with vines, was founded as an estate to raise horses, however its exceptional location and the fine quality of the soils convinced Erika’s son, Ambrogio, to believe in its potential for viticulture.
When Ambrogio took over winery management in 2012, not only did he focus on improving the quality, first of all by adopting attentive vineyard practices, he began producing Bolgheri wines. In 2018, he purchased 32 additional hectares adjacent to the estate and within the boundaries of Bolgheri’s DOC.