Caccia al Piano Ruit Hora Bolgheri DOC Red
REGION Toscana, Bolgheri
It is a blend predominantly of Merlot, with varying amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon. Syrah, and Petit Verdot, all grown in the estate vineyards.
Ruit Hora has won acclaim for magisterially exhibiting firm, full structure and complexity, as well as impressive cellarability, classic to se-facing Bolgheri, yet at the same time offering nonpareil approachability.
GROWING YEAR: The 2019 growing season was characterised by markedly variable weather.A cool spring brought a delayed bud break, but fine summer temperatures, intense solar radiation, and well-distributed rains encouraged a long, gradual, and well-balanced ripening process. The harvest as the latest in the last ten years.
60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Syrah
Fermented in stainless steel, followed by malolactic fermentation and maturation in barriques 35-50 hl of barrels for 16 months, with an additional 6 months' bottle-ageing.
The clusters are picked by hand into small, 15 kg crates, each grape variety and vineyard parcel harvested separately. After a meticulous quality inspection before de-stemming, the berries macerate at a controlled temperature in stainless steel. A two-week fermentation follows, then the wine is racked off and goes through malolactic fermentation.
ALCOHOL CONTENT 14%