The flavour of Mediterra fully reflects the characteristics of Bolgheri, displaying an extraordinary harmony between the freshness of its aromas and its warm, powerful flavours. The spicy note lent by the Syrah varietal makes the wine intensely enjoyable as well as easy to drink.
Grape varieties: Syrah 40%, Merlot 30%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%
The territory: Bolgheri - Castagneto Carducci (Livorno)
Vineyard location: Le Sondraie
Harvest: Began the first week of September with Merlot followed by Syrah and ending with Cab Sauvignon the last week of September. All grapes are hand picked with further manual selection upon the arrival at the winery with the use of a sorting table.
Vinification: De-stemming and then soft pressing to avoid overly-rupturing the grape skins
Fermentation: In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
Malolactic fermentation: In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
Ageing: In stainless steel on fine lees
Alcohol content: 14% Vol.
Tasting notes: A fragrant and intensely fruity red wine, where the aromas of blackberries, plums and cherries are interwoven with more incisive peppery notes. The result of a winning blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Mediterra succeeds in the difficult task of expressing the rich complexity of Bolgheri’s terroir with an easy-drinking, exceedingly pleasurably style.
Food pairings: An ideal pairing with various meat dishes, cold cuts and medium-matured cheeses, including Italian pecorino. It should be enjoyed slightly chilled, with seafood dishes such as mullet in tomato sauce, poached fish and Livorno-style salt cod.
Serve: in large glasses at 16/18°C (57/61°F), uncorking immediately prior to consumption.