MATAROCCHIO BOLGHERI DOC SUPERIORE 2016
Il Matarocchio was inspired by the desire to create, at the Guado al Tasso estate, a wine that was the maximum expression both of a single grape variety and a single vineyard plot. Il Matarocchio was born precisely from one of these sites and is a wine of great elegance and depth, one which springs exclusively from its source of origin and from a remarkable vintage such as 2007.
The grapes were hand-picked and, after a careful and attentive selection, berry by berry, they were gently pressed and given a pre-fermentation cold maceration, one which was followed by the alcoholic fermentation of the crop. The wine then went into new French oak barrels, 60 gallons in capacity, where it completed its malolactic fermentation and matured for an 18-month period. At the end of the aging and only after careful tasting, the finest barriques were chosen and blended to create Matarocchio. The wine then reposed for twelve months before being released onto the market.
Matarocchio 2016 shows a great aromatic complexity with notes of dark berry fruit which alternate with sensations of powdered chocolate, exotic spices, and toasted coffee. The palate is an enveloping one, rich, one of excellent tension and of long persistence on the finish and aftertaste.