Designation: Controlled Designation of Origin
Production Municipality: Castagneto Carducci (Livorno)
Grapes: Merlot 100%
Alcoholic content: 14,5%vol
Yield per linter/hectare: 6000 litres/ha.
Growing method: Spurred cordon
Harvest period: Second ten days of September.
Date of placing on the market: December of two years following the harvest year.
Alcoholic fermentation and mashing: The destemmed grapes are not crushed so that the maximum integrity of the skins is respected. During alcoholic fermentation, frequent punching-down is carried out to favour the extraction of aromas, colour, and tannins from the marc. At the end of maceration, which varies from 8 to 12 days, racking is carried out.
Malolactic fermentation and ageing: After racking, the wine is decanted and undergoes malolactic fermentation. The latter lasts about 10 days and takes place at a temperature of 20°C. Volante Rosso DOC Bolgheri is aged into 500-litre oak barrels; before being launched on the market, it stays into the bottle for 6 months.
Bolgheri Rosso Volante 2019 (100% Merlot): 91 scores – Robert Parkers Wine Advocate