Bolgheri Superiore DOC Maronea
Wine name:Bolgheri Superiore DOC Maronea
Appellation:BOLGHERI SUPERIORE DOC
Zone:Bolgheri (province of Livorno)
Blend:85% Cabernet sauvignon 15% Cabernet franc
Vineyard age (year of planting):Cabernet franc 2003,2011 Cabernet sauvignon 2003,2011
Soil Type:clayey-sandy, skeletal
Altitude:50-100 meters above sea level
Colour:deep ruby red
Nose:ripe, fruit, coffee, truffle
Flavour:rich, powerful, elegant
Serving temperature (°C):16-18
Match with:elaborate red meat dishes, game, seasoned cheese, enjoyed on its own ("meditation" wine)
Average no. bottles/year:10,000
Grape yield per hectare tons:6.5
Vine training system: cordon spur. Vineyard density: 5,600 vines/hectare.
This wine is made from five different vineyards so to express all the potential of the terroir of Bolgheri
Vinification and ageing
Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation in steel tanks at 26-28 degrees Celsius for 25 days with 12 days of maceration with the skin after fermentation. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation. The wine matures for 18 months in French oak barriques of first and second use (medium-high toasting). Finishing in the bottle for 6 months. No filtration nor fining before bottling.
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:
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
Oenologist:Diego Mugnaini on-premise, Emiliano Falsini consultant
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.