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Bolgheri

DOC area for white, red and rose wines in the central east of the Italian region Tuscany, which is named after the homonymous municipality on the Livornese coast. The vineyard area of just under 200 hectares at the end of the 1990s now encompasses over 1,100 hectares around the town of Castagneto Carducci in the province of Livorno. It was named after the poet and literary historian Giosuè Carducci (1835-1907), who spent his childhood there. Bolgheri is a district eight kilometers north of it, to which the nature reserve Oasi di Bolgheri belongs. The best known and largest producers include Antinori and Gaja,

The Bianco is out Vermentino (max. 70%), Sauvignon (max. 70%), Trebbiano Toscano (max. 40%), as well as other approved varieties (max. 30%) blended. Rosso and Rosato are used in any way 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 has to mature for 26 months, of which at least 12 months in oak barrels. The two pure white wines Sauvignon (Blanc) and Vermentino must contain at least 85% of the respective variety, the rest can be approved white varieties.

The red wine from the "Sassicaia" site (named after the stony ground, sassi = stones) became famous and contributed to the success of the Super-Tuscans at. It is classified as a separate DOC area Bolgheri Sassicaia and is owned by a single winery, Tenuta San Guido. Most of the time this wine is called short Sassicaia referred to and is also, so to speak, a synonym for the winery.

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