I Greppi (Viticcio) "Greppicaia" Bolgheri Superiore D.O.C. 2009 (Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 93]

I Greppi
(Viticcio) "Greppicaia" Bolgheri Superiore D.O.C. 2009
(Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 93]

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Notes from the winemaker:

Established in 2002, near the village of Castagneto Carducci - Bolgheri, it is the result of a journey taken by two families who grew up together. The Landini family, owners of Viticcio winery, with their wine-making experience, with the Cancellieri-Scaramuzzi family, in the notorious and magical Bolgheri territory with a philosophy of achieving elegance and sheer pleausure.

Technical data:
Grape varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc.
Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Vinification: alcoholic fermantation and maceration on skins takes place in stainless steel vats for around 30 days at a controlled temperature of 28C. Malolatic fermentation follows in small french and american barriques.
Ageing: the wines are aged for 18 months in French and American barriques and then matured in bottles for an additional six months.
Color: a deep intense red, brillant in color
Aromas : very intense, elegant and fine aromas with notes of mature fruit and spices, complemented by a toastiness.
Palate: This is a powerful, full bodiéd wine, but at the same time it is seductive and smooth. Flavors of berry fruit with abundant tannins, which follow through to a long Persistant finish accentèd by dried figs and notes of chocolate.

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - James Suckling:
"There's a very pretty depth of blackberry and sweet tobacco character here in this full-bodied wine with very integrated tannins and a lingering finish. Polished and impressive. Better in 2015." (11/26/2012)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2009 Bolgheri Greppicaia wraps around the palate with black cherries, espresso, mocha and tar. The 2009 boasts plenty of depth and richness in a very typical expression of Bolgheri. There is a plushness that is quite inviting. Greppicaia is 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc that spent 18 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017." - Antonio Galloni (Jun 2012)