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Fabio Motta Le Gonnare Bolgheri Rosso Superiore 2020

13.5% abv

Vol- 75cl

A toned and mineral blend of racy Merlot & Cabernet. Dark fruits and granite alongside sculpted aromas of mediterranean flowers and herbs.

“The Fabio Motta 2020 Bolgheri Superiore Le Gonnare is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine holds back just a hair in terms of structure and mouthfeel, and the bouquet is colored with black fruits, sweet cedar, spice and a touch of grilled rosemary. It shows initial restraint and needs more bottle time. This is rich on the palate, with some sanguine or rusty notes that add a touch of saltiness to the finish. Winemaking starts off in cement vats and ages in barrique (with just 25% new oak).” 2024 – 2033
93 Points, Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate, Feb 2024

The grapes are harvested in small baskets, they come entirely destemmed and pressed. Ferment as always with natural yeasts in tanks of non-vitrified cement, paying particular attention to maceration times. After the natural malolactic fermentation it goes into barriques of which 25% are new, preferring light toasted. Here it ages for 18 months and after the appropriate filtrations it is ready at bottling. Remains in the bottle for at least 1 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 mediterranean but very balanced.
275 cases made

£187.00  Per Case 6 x 75cl (6 x £31.17)   exclusive of Duty and VAT.

Limited stock, only 1 remaining

Important. This is a bonded product and is priced exclusive of Duty and VAT. Wines must be purchased by the unmixed case. The case size is detailed in the Product Details. After purchase we will contact you to arrange either the wine's continued storage in a bonded warehouse as designated by HM Customs & Excise or for the payment of the pertinent Duty and VAT, where after delivery can be arranged. Transfer & delivery fees will be charged at cost.

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 #:
13.5 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

What do I pay for delivery?

Orders under £150 are charged an initial £9.95 incl. VAT.

Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.
Orders under £190 are charged an initial £12.00 incl.

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Deliveries are normally between 09.00 and 17.00 Tuesday to Friday and a signature is required on receipt of delivery. (We do not ship on a Friday for Monday delivery unless specifically requested to do so).

A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a further email and/or text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

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A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

We use Mailsafe packaging and double walled cardboard boxes for secure shipping of all bottles. Clear labelling marked FRAGILE is applied and all our despatches.

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IV 3 to 11, IV14 to 28, IV 40 & IV 51 to 54, IV 63. KW 1 to 3 & KW 5 to 14. PH 33 to 41