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Magari 2014 Tasting Notes Released

2014 magari bottleThe 2014 has been overall a small crop due to the challenge of the very cool and rainy year. However, it has been a pleasing vintage expressing intense and mineral wines.

Climate and harvest
The 2014 weather trend has been marked by a mild winter, a cool and rainy spring and a moderately warm and quite rainy summer, especially in July when we counted 20 episodes of rainfalls. The temperatures have been far below the annual average, never exceeding 29°C. The winds, typical and constant in the Bolgheri region, were less evident than usual. Instead of the cool and dry northerly Tramontana wind, the warm and southerly Scirocco made sporadic appearances throughout the whole of September. To ensure healthy and evenly ripe grapes we proceeded with the heaviest leaves thinning ever done in our vineyards. We also had to go through the toughest grape selection which lead us to a 50% reduction in the overall production. The harvest has been late, it begun on September 15 with Merlot and ended with Cabernet Sauvignon on October 4.

Tasting notes
Deep and vivid purple color. In the bouquet of 2014 Magari features well the fresh and floral character of Cabernet Franc. It takes a while to open up, but when it does the nose expresses complex aromas of balsamic herbs – notably mint and eucalyptus – ink and sweet spices. It also has a particular hint of anise and dill, lavender and violet flowers. In the mouth is juicy and sweet, with notes of crunchy black cherry. The wine is well balanced and harmonic in the final.

Vineyards
In Bolgheri, both on dark soil rich in lime and clay, and white soil full of limestone, clay and stones.

Appellation
Bolgheri D.O.C.

Grape varieties
50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc

Winemaking method
The three varieties ferment and macerate separately for around 15 days. After 12 months of ageing in oak, they are blended and then aged for several months in the bottle before release.

First vintage produced
2000

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