2016 Aia Vecchia Sor Ugo Bolgheri Superiore

Year: 2016
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 93
Red Wine
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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)

"The 2016 Sor Ugo is a very pretty and expressive wine from Aia Vecchia. Sage, tobacco, blackberry, mint and espresso are all nicely lifted. Fragrant and deep, but not at all heavy, the 2016 has so much to offer. This is one of the most classy, restrained vintages of the Sor Ugo I can remember tasting. All the elements simply fall into place effortlessly." (VM)

Winery Notes:
Sor Ugo Bolgheri Rosso Superiore DOC

Tuscany, Italy

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

Bolgheri, Castagneto Carducci

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

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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.