La Bollina Atos Toscana Merlot 2016

Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Grape Variety: 100% Merlot

Climate: Mild Mediterranean climate
Terroir: Located in San Casciano dei Bagni, Tuscany, the vineyards grow at an altitude of 380 to 400 meters above sea level. The terroir is characterized by clay soils
Winemaking: The wine is made from 100% carefully selected hand-harvested Merlot grapes and should be enjoyed at 16-18 degrees. The wine is aged for a full 18 months in new and used small 225-litre French casks. The wine continues to age for another 6 months before release

Color: Intense, purple, very dark
Nose: The bouquet is surprisingly rich in aromas of ripe cherries, creamy oak, vanilla, black plum, and white pepper, without losing a hint of balsamic
Palate: On the palate, the wine reveals a mosaic of seductive and distinct flavours. Strength is combined with delicacy, fruit with elegance, and velvety tannins with pleasant liveliness. Everything is perfectly balanced. Extremely long finish

About the Winery:
La Bollina Winery is located in Serravalle Scrivia AL, Italy. A municipality in the province of Alessandria in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 62 miles southeast of Turin and about 16 miles southeast of Alessandria.

This historical territory, which specializes in DOCG Gavi, was for centuries the residence of the Marchioness Figari of Genova. A 120 ha winery, surrounded by hills and chestnut forests is the location where magnificent wines are made.

Besides having 28 ha of cultivated vineyards, and an excellent and well-equipped cellar, in La Bollina you can find luxury accommodation for guests: An “Art Nouveau” style villa, a modern 4-star hotel and a 9-hole golf course that expands throughout the vineyards.

The Bollina winery is completely renovated and has some of the most advanced techniques, systems and instruments in modern winemaking.

Andrea Bernardini is a passionate consultant winemaker who has hit numerous home runs. He graduated from Pisa, one of the best schools of oenology in Italy, in 2007. He earned his chops at Poggio Bonelli and Ruffino in Tuscany and trained in South Africa, Romania and Greece. After several years of experience, he is now a flying winemaker blending tradition and modern techniques to obtain high-quality wines with respect to the expression of the different grapes and terroir in which he works.