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Bolgheri DOC Moreccio

Wine name:Bolgheri DOC Moreccio

Appellation:BOLGHERI DOC

Zone:Bolgheri (province of Livorno)

Blend:50% Cabernet sauvignon 40% Merlot 10% Syrah

Vineyard age (year of planting):Cabernet sauvignon 2002,2011 Merlot 2002,2011 Syrah 2002,2011

Soil Type:Sandy-clayey with presence of pebbles

Exposure:east-west

Altitude:50-100 meters above sea level

Colour:intense ruby red

Nose:red fruit, vanilla, spices

Flavour:smooth and silky tannins together with a gentle acidity make this wine intense, rich and extremely drinkable

Serving temperature (°C):16-18

Match with:tasty recipes of the Tuscan tradition, pasta and rice dishes with meat sauces, stews and braised meat, medium seasoned cheese

Average no. bottles/year:120,000

Grape yield per hectare tons:8.5

Notes:

"Moreccio" is the name of Porcino mushrooms in this area. This was the first wine that was made at Casa di Terra and has always been a blend of the typical grape varieties of Bolgheri.

Vine training systems: cordon spur and guyot. Vineyard density: 5.600 vines/hectare

Vinification and ageing

Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats at 26-28 degrees Celsius for 20 days. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation. The wine matures for at least 6 months in French oak barriques of third and fourth use. Finishing in the bottle for at least 6 months.

Wine Producer

CASA DI TERRA

Website:http://www.fattoriacasaditerra.com/

Address:Località Le Ferruggini 162/A, Bolgheri, 57020 Castagneto Carducci LIVORNO

Owner:Gessica and Giuliano Frollani

Year of establishment:1956

Total annual production:350000

Total vineyard extension (hectares):45

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):7ha Cabernet sauvignon 0.9ha Chardonnay 1.8ha Malbec 8ha Merlot 1.8ha other approved red berry varietals 1.9ha Petit Verdot 2.3ha Rebo 1.3ha Sauvignon Blanc 4.5ha Syrah 7.1ha Vermentino 1.5ha Viognier

Vine training system:
Cordon spur
Guyot

Cultivation method in the vineyard:cover crops on all the aisles or every second aisle is tilled depending on situation of the vineyard

Type of viticulture:integrated/sustainable

Agronomist:Diego Mugnaini

Oenologist:Diego Mugnaini on-premise, Emiliano Falsini consultant

History

Fattoria Casa di Terra is a family run estate in the heart of Bolgheri on the Tuscan coast (Maremma). The Fattoria was purchased in 1956 when the grandparents of the present owners, Gessica and Giuliano Frollani, moved to Maremma from the Marche.
At first mainly fruit trees and vegetables were grown, as in most of the local farms, then in the 1990s vineyards gradually started being planted reaching 45 hectares (33 of which are within the Bolgheri DOC appellation) from the initial 3 hectares. The grape varieties are mainly French, typical of Bolgheri: Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Rebo (a cross between Merlot and Teroldego), Vermentino, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
The staff is young and very motivated. Diego Mugnaini is the on-premise oenologist and agronomist. Diego has worked with the well known oenologist Alberto Antonini and has had experience abroad in Australia and in New Zealand. Emiliano Falsini, who consults for other estates of our portfolio, is the consultant oenologist. Stefania Brunetti and Alberto Rossi, previously employed by one of the largest Tuscan estates, follow the marketing issues.
The vineyards are kept as a garden. Viticulture is strictly sustainable. The soil is typical of Bolgheri: sandy-clayey, clayey with pebbles, red ferrous clay with sand.
The new and modern 7,500 square meter cellar is built following eco-sustainable principles and it is designed so to blend in the landscape. The practices in the cellar are aimed at keeping the integrity of the wines as much as possible and the fermentation of the reds is spontaneous.
The wines are Bolgheri DOC Rosso, Bianco and Rosato and IGT/proprietary wines. The philosophy of the estate is to produce elegant and drinkable wines that are accessible to the professional and private customer alike.

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