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Bolgheri DOC Rosso


Caccia al Piano’s historic Bolgheri red wine takes its name from a poem by Giosuè Carducci, as testament to its deep-rooted origins in Castagneto, beloved by the famous 19th-century Italian poet. It is a blend predominantly of Merlot, with varying amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Petit Verdot, all grown in the estate cru vineyards. Ruir Hora has won acclaim for magisterially exhibiting firm, full structure and complexity, as well as impressive cellarability, classic to sea-facing Bolgheri, yet at the same time offering nonpareil approachability.


60% Merlot
30% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Petit Verdot
5% Syrah


The 2020 growing season opened to a relatively mild winter with abrupt temperature drops; a warm, dry spring followed, favouring a rapid budbreak. Abundant groundwater reserves allowed to develop regularly during the subsequent summer months. August brought significant day- night temperature differentials, conditions that encouraged an excellent ripening process, while late-month rains and cooler weather met the vines’ remaining water requirements. The harvest started during the first days of September.


The clusters are picked by hand into small, 15nkg crates, each grape variety and vineyard parcel harvested separately. After a meticulous quality inspection before destemming, 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.


Following maturation for about 16 months in barrels and 35-50 hl oak ovals, the individual lots of wine are assembled into the final bend, which is given a further 6 months aging in the bottle.