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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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  • Vermentino

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sangiovese

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

  • Merlot

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

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Bolgheri on Snooth

  • Le Serre Nuove Ornellaia 2008

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    Wine review by mark


  • Aia Vecchia Bolgheri Superiore Sor Ugo 2008

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    Medium red, smooth yet dense with a hint of fruit, the tasting favorite. [From "The Other Wines of Tuscany" at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 30 March 2013.] Read More

    Wine review by Nathan P


  • Le Volte de Ornellaia 2010

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    Nice new treat Orbellaila Read More

    Wine review by seholey


  • Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore 2005

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    www.De Wijnlakei.nlSneek Read More

    Wine review by de wijnlakei


  • Macchiole Paleo Rosso IGT 2007

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    Super Super Toscan!Cabernet Franc tastes thin but strong tannin and thick flavor. Read More

    Wine review by mickn


  • Thought Foxall would have chimed in on this already but... A couple evenings ... Brut2009 Ca' Marcanda Bolgheri Vistamare - Vermentino Blend - really enjoyed this. Incredible nose, lively palate.2012 Keating Wines Rose of Cabernet - Could have used more acidity for my likes but nice2009 Ignaz Niedrist Lagrein Suditrol Berger Gei - Fox brought ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sonoma Meet and Greet at...


  • I was wondering which Tuscan wines you prefer. Mainstream Brunello di ... - ... - not on Super Tuscans like (Bolgheri DOC or Sassicaia DOC).Do you think there is a difference in taste between lets say a Brunello and a Montecucco? IRecently I went to a Tuscan wine tasting where I discussed this topic with a few people and now I'm looking forwar... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine from Tuscany - Where is...


  • Sauvignon Blanc A'Poggio Alle Gazzea' Ornellaia 2010

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    Pretty nose of red and black berry. Leans dark red and has some nice floral aromas. Rich and elegant structure with flavors of red cherry, flowers, mint, licorice and has nice freshness and structure. Firm tannin. Tasty blend!90 pts.12/8/12 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Tenuta Argentiera Poggio Ai Ginepri Bolgheri DOC 2009

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    Prior to drinking the wine has not been decanted. I simply gave the wine a ...-bolgheri-doc Read More

    Wine review by vino in love


  • Cavaliere 2001

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    No written review

    Wine review by TL1053


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