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Fabio Motta Le Gonnare Bolgheri Rosso Superiore 2017

13% abv

Vol- 75cl

A toned and mineral blend of racy, fresh Syrah and supple Merlot. Dark fruits and granite alongside sculpted aromas of mediterranean flowers and herbs.

“From one of my favorite up-and-coming producers in the Bolgheri appellation, the Fabio Motta 2017 Bolgheri Superiore Le Gonnare is mostly Merlot (85%) that has been fleshed out with a small percentage of Syrah. In appearance, the wine is dark, inky and velvety, and the bouquet reveals hearty fruit aromas with plum, dried blackberry, smoke and tobacco. Like the other wines made in this hot and dry vintage, there is some tightness and astringency on the finish that comes with the naturally dense and extracted quality of fruit. You might wait a few years before uncorking this wine with a Fiorentina-type steak. Only 4,000 bottles were released.”
93 Points MOnica Larner, The Wine Advocate

85% Merlot 15% Syrah.The grapes are harvested in small cases and entirely destemmed and crushed. As usual fermentations are made with natural yeasts with the highest care to the maceration time. After the natural malolactic fermentation the wine goes in barriques, one third new oak. It ages for about 18 months then it is bottled and releases after one year.

Purchased in 2012 this small vineyard has soil is rich in clay and stones that allows a gradual ripening. This is rare and significant, especially for Merlot grapes. The character of the wine is mediterrenean but very balanced.
275 cases made

£42.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

Limited stock, only 8 remaining


This is the story of one man’s dream come true, Fabio Motta, who founded the winery in 2009 with the acquisition of 4 hectares of vines planted in 1997 within the Bolgheri DOC. The position is excellent: overlooking the sea, at the feet of the characteristic rolling hills of Bolgheri, with southwestern exposure. No newcomer to Bolgheri, Fabio has worked for many years with esteemed Bolgheri producer Michele Satta, who is also his father-in-law.

Fabio’s wines respect and reflect the characteristic traits of the Bolgheri terroir, interpreted within the unique frame of each vintage. In the cellar, Fabio works in a simple way, following his philosophy of “non-interference,” using natural yeasts and no filtering, crafting wines which excel in elegance and complexity rather than power and concentration.

In 2015 Fabio started converting his vineyards into biodynamic.

Reference #:
13 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Merlot, Shiraz / Syrah

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