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Bolgheri is a region in the Livorno province of Tuscany, Italy named for the historic town along the Ligurian coast. One of the defining features of the town is an 8th century castle, built by the family of Count della Gherardesca. The army of Emperor Maximilian all but destroyed it in 1496 during a massive invasion. What stands now is thanks to the efforts of a local noble family, who reconstructed the castle in the 1800s around its few remaining original sections. 
It is here that the seeds of the Super Tuscan era were first planted, literally and figuratively. In the early 1940s, Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta moved to Bolgheri. In the interest of making wines for private consumption, he imported Cabernet Sauvignon vines from Bordeaux’s Chateau Lafitte and established a little vineyard called Tenuta San Guido. While very rustic at first, he began to develop his wines into what evolved into Sassicaia, what some say is the duperest of the Super Tuscans. Bolgheri Read more »

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Interesting tasting DV. You were pretty much all over with the Cabs which I ... ... drinking some wines from Bolgheri the other day, location of Sassicaia, and they were just great."My question is this the way all reviewers do it. For example do they take a cab from Napa and compare only to Napa wines or what a cab should taste like. Look forw... Read More

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  • Sassicaia Bolgheri Sassicaia Tenuta San Guido 2014


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Vignare Strozzi Bolgheri Superiore 2007


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Tenute Guicciardini Strozzi Ocra Bolgheri 2012


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso 2015


    Hand carried a bottle of 2015 back from Italy this Spring and finally opened it tonight. Worth every extra lug of the suitcase- rich dark cherry and plum on the nose with depth that did not disappoint in the mouth. Can't wait to go back to Italy to get more! Read More

    Wine review by EQWinemd

  • "Bordeaux, Rhone, Bolgerhi, or So. Cal"   -Bordeaux- ... ... ... varietals to name. -Bolgheri- Merlot, Sangiovese Nero, Sangioveto, or Cabernet-So Cal-  Burgundy Clones and Single'sI may have misunderstood what you meant Paul.Farming and wine-making? &nbs Read More

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  • Strozzi Bolgheri Ocra 2012


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    Wine review by Teppo

  • MJET - Here's a list of wines that are currently out there (out of ... ... ... Sughera "Adeo" Bolgheri DOC2010 Casanova di Neri "Pietradonice" Toscana France:2012 Tour St-Christophe, St-Emilion***2015 Labégorce, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)**/***2015 La Fleur de Boüard, Lalande-de-Pomero2012 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc***2012Beauregard, Pomerol2012 Phélan... Read More

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  • Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Antinori Red Blend Bolgheri Superiore 1996


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    Wine review by dhefter

  • 'Super Tuscan' is a loose term used to denote wines that were purposely ... ... about the Toscana IGT or Bolgheri IGT, which are what are used to house Super Tuscans nowadays. Before the early '90s, when regulators rushed those through, Super Tuscans were generally just labeled 'table wines'.  Clear?!  ; Read More

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