Since Michele started his domain nearby Castagneto Carducci in 1983, he has been recognised as one of the leading producers from Bolgheri. Marrying the experience of his own vineyard with consulting positions in the area, for example, at Ornellaia amongst others, he became one of the founders of the Bolgheri DOC. With plantings of Sangiovese, Syrah and Teroldego alongside the more classic Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, he gained the reputation of being an original wine producer, almost an explorer. Very few producers can be considered at the same time father founders and innovators and we are extremely lucky to work with one of them.
The third wine of the estate and one that was produced since 2003, Le Difese is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats and it is then aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels and for a further three months in the bottle. The younger addition to the...more
Bottle 75cl £18.68