Friday, October 28, 2022

Castello di Bolgheri Varvara


Great value from Bolgheri! Some of this fruit is sold to Ornellaia and Sassicaia!

2020 Castello di Bolgheri Varvara...$39.99 / 750ml
James Suckling: 93 Points
A linear and vivd red with black-cherry and orange-peel aromas and flavors. Fresh flowers, too. Medium to full body, chewy tannins and a bright finish. Give it a year or two, but already very pretty. Drink or hold.
Wine Advocate: 93 Points
Here's a quality, easy-to-drink blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The 2020 Bolgheri Rosso Varvàra is integrated and smooth with no rough spots. Black fruit, pressed rose, earth and spice are carefully woven together. All elements are in place, and the wine is available at a very attractive price point. Best after 2023.

With about 50 hectares of vines located near Sassicaia and not far from Ornellaia, Castello di Bolgheri is the estate with the biggest potential before it. In fact, some of its fruit is sold to the neighbors and appears in Tenuta San Guido's Guidalberto and Ornellaia's Bolgheri Rosso Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia, among other wines.

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