Aia Vecchia "Sor Ugo" Toscana IGT 2018 (Tuscany, Italy) - [VM 94] [W&S 90]

Aia Vecchia "Sor Ugo" Toscana IGT 2018
(Tuscany, Italy) - [VM 94] [W&S 90]

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Notes from the Winemaker:

The Pellegrini family, Aia Vecchia’s owners, have been grape growers in the Bolgheri area for several generations and have sold their grapes to many of the most notable wineries in the region for decades. After replanting their original vineyards in 1995, the following year they took the plunge and established their own winery with the goal of creating a portfolio of small-lot, high-quality Super Tuscan blends focusing on Bordeaux grape varieties.

As the winery's most important and awarded wine, Sor Ugo represents the elegance and strength of Bolgheri.  A "Super Tuscan" Bordeaux-blend created by the prominent enologist Tibor Gal, who came to Aia Vecchia after working at Ornellaia, it is a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot.

The wine ages 18 months in 225-liter barriques of French oak (50% new, 50% once used) followed by six months in bottle before release.

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2018 Sor Ugo is a superb Bolgheri red. Pliant, succulent and so expressive, the 2018 offers plenty of richness, but with terrific energy, too. Black cherry, mocha, spice, licorice and chocolate all build as the 2018 fills out over time. The purity of the flavors is striking." - Antonio Galloni (Apr 2021)

90 Points - Wine & Spirits Magazine:
" Sor Ugo is almost sweet in its richness, like a dense raspberry-chocolate cake, its dark cherry and cassis flavors layered with opulent notes of licorice and spice. Aged in new French oak barriques for 18 months, it’s a bold wine for braised meats."