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  • 2012 Petra, Suvereto Toscana
    Tuscany, Italy
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
    Petra, Latin for stone, was created by the Moretti family of Bellavista and is situated in Suvereto in the Val di Cornia. The estate has 97 hectares of vineyards across 3 separate plots. The winemaker Giuseppe Caviola along with Francesca Moretti are working to ensure that the quality of fruit is captured in the finished wines. Bright ruby red in colour. The bouquet is full of red fruit, with hints of black cherry and blueberry. The wine has excellent balance and length with a tangy finish of blackberry and dried fruit. Drink now to 2022.

    2012 Petra, Suvereto Toscana

    €75.00
  • Ornellaia 2014 Bolgheri DOC Superiore
    Tuscany, Italy
    34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot, 14% Cabernet Franc

    2014 was one of the longest and most delayed harvest at Ornellaia, with the first Merlot harvested the 6th of September, and a large part of the historical vineyards – including some Merlot – harvested in October. The 2014 harvest, that ended on the 22nd of October, was the latest ever.

    The clusters were hand-picked into 15-kg boxes and then selected by hand on a double sorting table, before and after destemming, and finally softly crushed. Each grape variety and single vineyard block was vinified separately. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures between 26-30°C for two week, followed by 10-15 days of maceration on the skins. The malolactic fermentation took place mainly in oak barrels, 70% new and 30% once-used. The wine then remained in barriques, in Ornellaia’s temperature-controlled cellars for about 18 months. After the first 12 months of maturation, the wine was assembled and then returned to the barriques for an additional 6 months. After bottling, the wine aged a further 12 months prior to release.

    “2014 was one of the most demanding years in memory of, and has allowed us to produce high quality wines that are offering great delight. The late ripening of the grapes allowed the fruit to fully express its liveliness and freshness. What is particularly striking is the high quality of the tannins on the palate: silky, refined, without rough edges. This year represents the heart of the estate, Ornellaia’s ‘Essence’: its natural style, the exceptional quality of its terroir, and the competence of those who work in the vineyards and the cellar.”

    Axel Heinz – May 2015

    Ornellaia 2014 Bolgheri DOC Superiore

    €210.00
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