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Ceralti Alfeo Bolgheri Superiore

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Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionTuscany
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Country
Italy
SubregionBolgheri Superiore
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GrapesMerlotCabernet SauvignonCabernet Franc
Wine Description:
Ceralti Alfeo Bolgheri Superiore is an exceptional wine that showcases the best of Bolgheri, a renowned wine region in Tuscany, Italy. Crafted with meticulous care, this wine is produced by a highly regarded winery known for their commitment to quality. The vineyard where the grapes are grown boasts unique features, such as ideal soil composition and favorable microclimate, which contribute to the wine's distinct character. The winemaking process involves a combination of traditional and modern techniques, resulting in a wine that beautifully balances elegance and power. With its rich flavors, velvety texture, and impressive aging potential, Ceralti Alfeo Bolgheri Superiore is a true testament to the region's winemaking prowess. Read more
Pros:
  • Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels
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Cons:
  • Higher price point
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User Rating:

4.0
Highly Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.0

Wine Expert Note:

Ceralti Alfeo Bolgheri Superiore is an exceptional wine that showcases the best of Bolgheri Superiore. This wine is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, resulting in a truly elegant and complex expression. On the nose, Ceralti Alfeo Bolgheri Superiore offers a captivating bouquet of ripe dark fruits, such as blackberries and plums, intertwined with subtle hints of spice and tobacco. These aromas are further enhanced by delicate floral notes, adding a touch of elegance to the overall profile. The palate is rich and full-bodied, with velvety tannins that provide a smooth and luxurious mouthfeel. Flavors of black cherries, cassis, and dark chocolate dominate the palate, accompanied by well-integrated oak nuances that contribute to the wine's structure and depth. The acidity is well-balanced, adding freshness and ensuring a long and lingering finish. Ceralti Alfeo Bolgheri Superiore is a wine that can be enjoyed now, but it also has great aging potential. With time, the flavors will further develop and evolve, revealing even more complexity and depth. Overall, Ceralti Alfeo Bolgheri Superiore is a remarkable wine that exemplifies the excellence of Bolgheri Superiore. Its harmonious blend of fruit, spice, and elegance make it a perfect choice for special occasions or to accompany a fine dining experience. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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