Villa Donoratico Bolgheri DOC 2012 - Tenuta Argentiera
Wine Style: Red - Dry - Still
Varietal: 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot
Appellation: Bolgheri DOC
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Intense, deep, ruby-red color with purple hues; fresh bouquet, opening with rich aromas of plum, blueberry, dark cherry, as well as balsamic notes, hints of nutmeg, pepper and espresso; round and silky, full bodied; pleasant taste of fresh plums, cherry and cocoa, well balanced tannins, good structure, aromatic persistence on the finish.
Red grilled meat, clay-pot meat stew, pasta with meat-based sauce, roasted vegetables.
Along the charming coast of the Alta Maremma, to the south-west of Florence and about 100 km from the city, in the small and prestigious DOC Bolgheri area lies Tenuta Argentiera, which is part of the old Estate of Donoratico that once belonged to the Florentine Serristori family.
In Etruscan times, the plateau of the Tenuta was rich in canals, natural springs and silver mines, from which the estate’s present name derives, which made the area an important mining and agricultural centre.
The Tenuta is now owned by the brothers Corrado and Marcello Fratini.
(source: winery's website)