DOC area for white, red and rosé wines in the central east of the Italian region Tuscany
, which is named after the eponymous municipality on the Livornian coast. The end of the 1990s, just under 200 hectares of vineyards now comprise more than 1,100 hectares around the municipality of Castagneto Carducci in the province of Livorno. This was named after the poet and literary historian Giosuè Carducci (1835-1907), who spent his childhood there. Bolgheri is an eight kilometer north of it lying district, which includes the nature reserve Oasi di Bolgheri. Among the best known and largest producers belong Antinori
(max 70%), Sauvignon
(max 70%), Trebbiano Toscano
(max 40%), as well as other approved varieties (max 30%) blended. Rosso
are in any use of Cabernet Sauvignon
and or Merlot
and or Cabernet Franc
(up to 100%), Syrah (max 50%), Sangiovese (max 50%) and other approved red varieties (max 30%) blended. The Rosso Superiore
must ripen for 26 months, of which at least 12 months in oak barrels. The two varietal white wines Sauvignon (Blanc)
must contain at least 85% of the respective variety, the remainder may be approved white varieties.
The red wine from the position "Sassicaia" (named after the stony ground, sassi = stones) became famous and contributed to the success of Super-Tuscans
at. He is classified as a separate DOC area Bolgheri Sassicaia and owned by a single winery, the Tenuta San Guido. In most cases, this wine is short as Sassicaia
It is synonymous with the winery.