Villa Donoratico DOC Bolgheri 6L Mathusalem
To describe a wine it is always necessary to decipher its landscape of origin, to place it in the environment that generates it in order to appreciate its nature. Villa Donoratico is a decidedly consistent and complex wine that never falls into the obvious, demonstrating a character deeply linked to its area of origin. Matured in oak barrels, it is extraordinary in its drinkability and in its fidelity to the type, capable of leaving room for sensations of red fruit on the nose, and slightly spicy on the palate.
Cabernet Sauvignon 50% Merlot 30% Cabernet Franc 15% Petit Verdot 5%
The grapes are harvested by hand, selected on a double sorting table; the whole berries by gravity fall into the vats. All varieties were vinified separately; fermentation and maceration took place in steel tanks for about 20/25 days at a controlled temperature not exceeding 28° C. The wine was then transferred into 225 l French oak barriques where malolactic fermentation was completed. Ageing took place in barriques and in the bottle.
Altitude: 150/180 m. asl
Vineyard position: south-west
Planting density: 7000 vines/hectare
Yield per hectare: 70 quintals of vines/hectare