San Felice Bell'Aja Bolgheri Superiore 2017
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri|
"Deep ruby red color. The nose reveals hints of ripe red fruits with spicy notes of licorice and cocoa. On the palate is full, ample, with smooth and silky tannins."
"Vintage 2017 has been characterized by a mild and dry winter followed by a spring with very little rainfalls. As a consequence the vines budded almost 20 days in advance. In the second decade of April night frosts have slowed down the vegetative development of the shoots, but fortunately without damage. The month of May through August were characterized by hot dry weather with temperatures above the average. Rain showers at the end of August and September have lowered the temperatures guaranteeing a balanced ripening of the grapes."
Bell’Aja 2017 is the second harvest in Bolgheri by Agricola San Felice and Allianz group. It's a precise wine from which now on should be expected a bit more character, as done with wines from Chianti Classico and Montalcino. Buttery and vinous with a cola note, it is focussed on elegance, grace and finesse, with sweetness of oak and roundness of body. It's supported by refreshing acidity despite the warming 15% alcohol which appears on the finish. Drinking Window 2020 - 2030.