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Aia Vecchia Bolgheri Superiore Sor Ugo 2008

Aia Vecchia Bolgheri Superiore Sor Ugo 750ML 2008       
Sku: 11224

Aia Vecchia is located deep in the Tuscan countryside between Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci. This is an area where the favorable microclimate and ideally suited soils make possible the production of very high quality wines. The particular position of the vineyards provides the vines with both direct sunlight and sunlight reflected by the sea. This in general allows an early harvest. The property consists of 170 acres – 118 are vineyards, 74 of which are under the Bolgheri DOC. The planted varieties are Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, which are used to produce Lagone and Sor Ugo. The Morellino di Scansano is produced in the estate of Magliano in Toscana (Grosseto) – 24 acres are planted with Sangiovese and Merlot grape varieties. Both properties are owned by the Pellegrini family, grape growers in the area for several generations.

Tasting notes
Aged for 18 months in French oak barriques, the wine displays intense notes of spices and forestfruits. Deep concentration with great structure and smooth supple finish.

Rating
 Wine Advocate 91 points (Jun 2012)
The 2008 Bolgheri Superiore Sor Ugoboasts terrific richness and depth in its super-ripe plums, blackberries, spices, mint and wild flowers. Seamless and opulent, the 2008 captures the essence of this great Maremma vintage. Layers of fruit crescendo on the plush, racy finish. Sor Ugo is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with a dash of Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.
 Wine Spectator 90 points (Jun 15 2013)
Sweet cherry, currant, green olive and spice flavors are allied to a supple texture and firm structure in this developing red. Lean and taut, balanced and long. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2020. 1,500 cases made. –BS

Technical notes
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.

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Regional Varietals:
Bordeaux Blend
Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvig
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Bolgheri and Bolgheri Sassicai
Grape Varietal: Italian Red Blend
Type: Still wine
 
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