Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Tormaresca Bocca di Lupo 03 2004

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Tormaresca is made up of two estates in different areas of Puglia: in the central, inland region of Castel del Monte they have Aglianico, and in the Salento peninsula of the extreme south-east, Primitivo and Negroamaro. Cabernet and Chardonnay are grown in both zones, giving the winemaker a broad palette from which to blend the very consistent entry-level wines. Antinori only invested here in 1998, yet in that time Tormaresca has become a flagship of Puglian production. The Bocca di Lupo estate lies 250 meters above seal level in the heart of the wild Murgia region. All 100 hectares are under vine principally with Chardonnay, Aglianico and Cabernet Sauvignon. In this region, the vineyards planted on poor, calcareous soil (optimal for quality wines) have an irrigation system to guarantee the balanced growth of the plants and perfect maturation of the grapes. This is rich, savoury stuff selected from the best plots of the estate; red and black currant fruit mingles with spicy tar notes and a firm structure to give a meaty, satisfying wine.

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Tormaresca:
Viticulture in Puglia is history and at the same time innovation. Cultivation of wines started thousands of years ago, at the time of "Magna Grecia", to which the Greek origins of many names of Apulian grape varieties attests. Tradition continues through the presence of native varieties such as Negroamaro, Aglianico and Primitivo, both true expressions of a strong and extra-ordinar... Read more
Viticulture in Puglia is history and at the same time innovation. Cultivation of wines started thousands of years ago, at the time of "Magna Grecia", to which the Greek origins of many names of Apulian grape varieties attests. Tradition continues through the presence of native varieties such as Negroamaro, Aglianico and Primitivo, both true expressions of a strong and extra-ordinary vital territory. The production of high quality wines is related to recent steps towards innovation and creativity: substantial changes have been obtained through the use of modern viticulture techniques and the introduction of non native grape varieties (i.e. Chardonnay and Cabernet) that express themselves in this "terroir" in a completely unique way. Tormaresca is the expression of the above two souls. Character, personality and top quality are the characteristics that Puglia transmits to the native grape varieties. For this reason the Antinori family gave birth to Tormaresca in 1998 when they started investing in Puglia, considering it one of the most promising regions in Italy for the production of high quality wines with a strong territorial identity. Read less

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Snooth User: rgfilm
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1.50 5
02/17/2011

Needs to age. Spicy. Bold flavor is a bit deceiving. It dies fairly quickly.


Snooth User: HBWine
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3.50 5
11/20/2010

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Tormaresca Bocca di Lupo 03

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/12/2011

The estate's 2004 Agliancio Bocca di Lupa is a deep, dark beauty. This rich, weighty wine reveals generous dark fruit and sweet toasted oak on a taut, structured frame with outstanding persistence. It remains tight, backward and in need of at least a... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Apulia in Italy. 2004 Tormaresca Bocca di Lupo 750ml



Tormaresca is made up of two estates in different areas of Puglia: in the central, inland region of Castel del Monte they have Aglianico, and in the Salento peninsula of the extreme south-east, Primitivo and Negroamaro. Cabernet and Chardonnay are grown in both zones, giving the winemaker a broad palette from which to blend the very consistent entry-level wines. Antinori only invested here in 1998, yet in that time Tormaresca has become a flagship of Puglian production. The Bocca di Lupo estate lies 250 meters above seal level in the heart of the wild Murgia region. All 100 hectares are under vine principally with Chardonnay, Aglianico and Cabernet Sauvignon. In this region, the vineyards planted on poor, calcareous soil (optimal for quality wines) have an irrigation system to guarantee the balanced growth of the plants and perfect maturation of the grapes. This is rich, savoury stuff selected from the best plots of the estate; red and black currant fruit mingles with spicy tar notes and a firm structure to give a meaty, satisfying wine.

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