THE CIRCLE THAT ENCLOSES PERFECTION
A wine with an unmistakable, elegant, refined identity. Produced only from the best plots of Campo alla Sughera, harvested and vinified separately, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. With each sip, Arnione reveals the pleasant complexity of Bolgheri, the freshness of the sea and the structure of its mighty hills. It refines in French oak barriques and tonneaux, and continues aging in the bottle.
Arnione refers to the oval-shaped alabaster that the soils of the Etruscan coast offer as magnificent underground specimens. A «geological poem» that contains the secret of perfection in its circular form and gives life to the symbol that characterizes all the labels of Campo alla Sughera.
ROBERT PARKER 2013 91+/100
WINE SPECTATOR 2013 92/100
DRINKS BUSINESS 2013 97/100
JAMES SUCKLING 2014 94/100
DECANTER WINE AWARDS 2014 97/100
ROBERT PARKER 2014 90/100
TASTED 100% BLIND 2014 93/100
JAMES SUCKLING 2017 93/100
DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN: Bolgheri Doc Superiore
AREA OF CULTIVATION: Bolgheri
SOIL: complex light sandy loam alluvial soils
DENSITY OF VINES: 9,500 vines per hectare
VINE TRAINING: cordon
GRAPE VARIETY: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20% Cabernet Franc; 20% Merlot; 20% Petit Verdot
GRAPE HARVEST: hand-picked, 15 kg crates
FERMENTATION AND MACERATION: temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 28- 30°C for 20-25 days
AGEING: 18 months in barriques and 24 months in the bottle
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 20°C
PAIRING: It goes well with long and slow cooking red meat main courses such as salmì, peposi, braised meat. But also grilled fine cuts. It perfectly pairs with wild game like wild boar stew or baked duck. It prefers long and very long matured cheeses.
SENSORY NOTES: Dense ruby red, the nose expresses a great and deep aromatic complexity, with balsamic notes of eucalyptus, bitter orange, black cherry, ripe strawberry, complemented by a whiff of Mediterranean scrub and spices. In the mouth it is extremely elegant, fine, structured and soft, pleasantly savory, with a surprising finish of ripe red fruit.