2016 Aia Vecchia Sor Ugo Bolgheri Superiore 1.5 L

Year: 2016
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Advocate: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.0%
Price :
$79.95
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"The 2016 Bolgheri Superiore Sor Ugo offers thickly extracted aromas of blackberry preserves and cherry confit with smoke, tar and sweet spice. This is a full-bodied red (with 15% alcohol) that wraps thickly over the palate, showing rich density and concentration along the way. Campfire ash and hickory smoke appear on the close. The blend is 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot aged in barrique for 18 months. Some 30,000 bottles were made." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Sor Ugo Bolgheri Rosso Superiore DOC

Region:
Tuscany, Italy

Grapes:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

Provenance:
Bolgheri, Castagneto Carducci

Ageing:
Aged in 100% new French Allier oak barrels for at least 18 months; aged 12 months in bottle

Serving temperature:
16°-18°

Characteristics:
In the glass, the wine shows colors of red garnet accompanied by a bouquet of cherries, menthol and a hint of rosemary. On the palate, the wine is round and rich without being overpowering. It is spicy on the mid-palate and lively on the back-end, with flavors of black current, licorice and coffee, followed by a long-lasting finish that is slightly minty and boasts a juicy mouth-watering sensation.Serving suggestions: An ideal wine for red meat, game-based dishes and hard cheeses.