Michele Satta Piastraia Bolgheri Superiore 2016
Beautiful fruit and personality to spare, a deliciously velvety Tuscan red for many of your favorite tomato-based and/or meaty dishes. The Michele Satta Piastraia Bolgheri Superiore is fantastic juice. Get a couple for now, and a few more for 5 or 10 years from now.
James Suckling: “This shows real purity of fruit with currants and blackberries, complementing the orange-peel and stone character. Full body, firm and intense tannins with focus and purity that I really love. This needs four to five years to come together, but already a winner. Try after 2023.” Nov 2019
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Bolgheri Superiore Piastraia tastes open and ready from the get-go, with bright cherry and wild rose aromas followed by campfire ash and tilled earth. Piastraia is a historic blend by Michele Satta composed of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Syrah. Keeping in the house style, the wine is remarkably smooth and elegant with a mid-weight approach that feels zesty and tonic to the palate. Drink 2020-2033.” May 2019
Winery: "In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of blackberries, dark cherries and blueberries with hints of herbs and spices. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied and very elegant, medium acidity and ripe tannins. Dark cherries, black currants with spicy oak on the balanced palate with a nice and long finish."
"In '91 I planted my first vineyard with Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Syrah and Merlot, to reaffirm the established expression of the Bordeaux vineyards, the dominant choice in Bolgheri, to win the favor of the new international market and with the will to express the Mediterranean character of the Tuscan coast with the best expression of elegance and complexity of Sangiovese and Syrah. The assiduous care of the vineyard, the manual harvest from the best parcels at the right time of ripeness, the separate vinification of each variety in small oak barrels, the aging in oak barrels for at least 18 months of the best selections and the average age of vineyards that is now over 20 years, give to Piastraia the prestige and the honor to win the mention of Superior."
"… This is the character with which we intend to make wine: the continuous search for quality as the expression of the unique and unrepeatable nature of the vineyard and its encounter with the man.” ~ Michele Satta
|Varietal||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese|
|Aging||18-24 months in French oak barriques, 20% new|
|Region||Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy|