Winery: az agr Fabio Motta
Appellation: Le Gonnare - Bolgheri rosso superiore doc
Varietals: Merlot 85% - Syrah 15%
Production subregion: Bolgheri
Soil: sedimentary clay mixed sand, rich in iron
Bottles produced: 3.300
Alcohol content: 14 % vol.
Harvest time: beginning september (Merlot) middle September
Training system: spurred cordon
Altitude: 50 mt. a.s.l.
In the year 2012 I purchased and I started cultivating this small vineyard that represents the excellence of Bolgheri land and of my own production. The soil is rich in clay and stones that allows a gradual ripening. This is rare and significant, especially for Merlot grapes. The character of the wine is mediterrenean but very balanced. The grapes are harvested in small cases and entirely destemmed and crushed. As usual fermentations are made with natural yeasts with the highest care to the maceration time. After the natural malolactic fermentation the wine goes in barriques, one third new oak. It ages for about 18 months then it is bottled and after oneyear it’s ready for being sold.