$29.99 on 4+ (use code dono)
Cabernet Sauvignon 50%
Cabernet Franc 15%
Petit Franc 5%
Villa Donoratico is a decidedly consistent and complex wine that never risks normality, demonstrating a character deeply linked to territory. Matured in oak, it is extraordinarily drinkable and faithful to its identity, year after year.
Grapes are harvested manually and selected on the sorting table which are found at an altitude between 180 and 200 meters (590-600 feet). The grapes are released by gravity into tanks, each varietal vinified separately. Fermentation and maceration take place in stainless steel tanks for roughly 20-25 days at a controlled temperature never exceeding 28° C. The wine is then transferred to 225-liter barrels made of French oak where malolactic fermentation is completed. Aging takes place in oak barrels and then in bottle before being released to the market.
92 pts Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Another 40/30/20/10 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, the 2016 Bolgheri Rosso Villa Donoratico is a sophisticated wine that is full-bodied, with dark concentration and thickness. It has a nice fullness to it, with big, dark fruit. The Villa Donoratico plays its best cards in the mouth, as its texture is very rich and seductive. There is a touch of richness on the tannins, which still need to relax. You also get snap or crunchiness on close.