Michele Satta I Castagni, 2008
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Michele Satta I Castagni, 2008
Wine Specs
alcohol %
13
bottle size
750 ml
region
Italy
vintage
2008
wine enthusiast
95
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Intense ruby-red color with black tones. On the nose is mature red and black fruit with hints of balsamic and complex minerals. The palate is round with soft well-matured tannins which take the flavor of fruit and minerality through to a persistent and satisfying finish.

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In 1982 Michele started his own winery, one of the first in Bolgheri, withnewly acquired vines from his previous employer. In this famous region ofTuscany, Michele rapidly earned respect and became known quickly as a vigneron. Michele even worked as a consultant for other properties in the early 1990s, including Ornellaia at which time Michele planted many of their vineyards. Michele has always been the local expert on the great terroir of Bolgheri and this is why his wines have been so well regarded in Italy.

Michele is a father of six (an example of his traditional roots), a farmer and a winemaker. He is an uncomplicated, sincere and humble man with very clear priorities; family and vines. While he is a traditionalist, he is also a non-conformist. This deferential character, when combined with a deep dedication to perfection, balance in the vineyards and great attention to detail in the cellar, produces Bolgheri wines that communicate the amazing uniqueness of this man and his terroir. Walking with giants is no easy feat, unless you are Michele Satta.

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The 2008 Bolgheri Superiore I Castagni wraps around the palate with an exotic melange of black cherries, plums, olives, smoke, tar, incense and exotic spices. I especially like the way the fruit builds towards the muscular finish, where the wine finds an element of freshness that complements some of the more opulent, ripe tones in the fruit. I Castagni is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 10% Teroldego. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018.

92 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

tasting notes

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Teroldego, this delivers bold aromas of chocolate, spice, dark fruit, caramel and graham cracker. It feels linear and tight on the finish, and it offers firmly structured tannins that are surrounded by loads of ripe fruit and mocha flavors. Age this for 10 more years.

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