Il Seggio
Il Seggio
Il Seggio
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Il Seggio

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Bolgheri Doc - 2017
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The Seggio river is the largest watercourse in the municipality of Castagneto Carducci. Its source is up in the metalliferous hills of Sassetta, an area that was already well known in the Etruscan period, which is extremely rich in underground deposits of ferrous minerals. It cuts across the entire area of Bolgheri and its alluvial debris enriches the characteristic clay soils with precious large pebbles, thus ensuring excellent drainage of the soil. 
This Bolgheri Rosso is produced with typical grape varieties, carefully harvested and vinified to ensure density and concentration but also to create a very fresh and easy-drinking style of wine. 

Each varietal and each parcel is harvested at different times and vinified separately with traditional methods in steel vats, with careful management of maceration. Ageing then proceeds for 15 months in French oak barriques (30% new, 70% second-use), and for at least 6 months in the bottle. 

Intense ruby red in colour. The nose exhibits lovely fresh, crunchy fruit, enriched with mineral and spicy notes. The palate is medium bodied with hints of red berries. The elegant, silky tannins are wholly enveloping and velvety-soft. The finish is pristine, clean, and vivacious. 

Due to the bold characteristics of Il Seggio and its ability to embody and enhance the fresh Mediterranean profile of Bolgheri’s terroir, it pairs effortlessly with a wide range of dishes such as grilled meats – especially Chianina beef – spit-roasts, ossobuco, charcuterie of wild boar, medium-matured and fully-matured pecorino cheese, and smoked ricotta. It is enhanced with pasta prepared with white meat ragout, pappardelle with hare, and creamed pumpkin risotto. It is great, if you dare – but served at a slightly lower temperature – with Livorno-style mullet, creamed baccalà and hearty fish soups. Serve at 16-18°C and uncork an hour before drinking. 

40% Merlot  30% Cabernet Sauvignon  20% Cabernet Franc  10% Petit Verdot