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.
30% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Petit Verdot
A fairly rainy winter ushered in the 2021 growing year, with above- average maximum temperatures, which brought an early budbreak in the vineyards. Spring, too, brought sporadic rain between April and early May, which re-appeared only in September. Summer was thus hot and dry, which kept the ecosystem healthy and pest-free and gifted us an early, and very high-quality harvest.
The clusters are picked by hand into small, 15 kg crates, each grape variety and vineyard parcel harvested separately. After a meticulous quality inspection before de-stemming, 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.