Campo alle Comete Bolgheri Stupore 2016
Proprietary Blends | Italy
If you know anything of Tuscan wines, you know Tignanello and Solaia… the crème de la crème of Super Tuscans. Well, the winemaker behind those legends, Stefano Di Blasi, also makes this epic Bolgheri Superiore, made exclusively from Bordeaux grapes. $25 off the retail price, in the amazing 2016 vintage…this is a can’t miss!
A blend of 40% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 20% cabernet franc, and 10% petit verdot, this wine explodes with black cherries, baked mulberry pie, candied violets, graphite, and dried lavender. A rich, luxuriously textured wine, the full-bodied power is honed by vibrant acidity and supple tannins. TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS, people!
For a wine of this pedigree with these kinds of scores (be sure to read the reviews below), this is the sort of deal we just dream of. Only a few steps away from the Tyrrhenian Sea, in the middle of Maremma Livornese on the Etruscan coast, stands the Castagneto Carducci vineyard. Situated at the base of a series of amphitheater-like hills lies the cradle of Campo alle Comete. At 26 hectares in the Bolgheri DOC - these plantings of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, and petit verdot thrive on the loose, sandy, clay and limestone soils under the influence of the warm Tuscan sun. At a spry seven years young, you can drink this now or anytime over the next decade. We have little doubt you'll be joining us in declaring this a top new find for the ultra-competitive and historic Tuscan region. What a steal…while it lasts!
- BlendMerlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon
- Aging/Cooperage12 months in used and new barriques and tonneaux of medium roasted oak / then 6 months in bottle