Intense ruby red, this wine has subtle hints of exotic spices and ripe red fruit on the nose. On the palate it is plush, warm and full, with persistent silky and ripe tannins in the finish.
The 2006 Sondraia is a soft, plush wine packed with dark fruit, new leather, spices and licorice. It is a classic expression of Bolgheri that captures all of the qualities that make reds from this Tuscan appellation so irresistible; namely generous fruit and a warm, harmonious personality. The 2006 Sondraia is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, aged in French oak barrels, 50% of which were new. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016.
|Wine maker notes
|Sondraia serves as concrete example of how a textbook Bordeaux blend can be expertly crafted from Bolgheri’s terroir, creating an original and easily recognizable masterpiece.
|Naturally suited to accompany chargrilled meats, particularly T-bone and fillet steak, it also goes well with kebabs, roasted veal, ribs, ’ossobuco’, lamb shanks and pork. It is further enhanced when paired with smoked ricotta cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano and medium-matured goat’s milk cheeses.