Pietra Nova-Bolghheri Ross “Casal Al Piano”

Category: Wine – Still – Red
Grape variety: Sangiovese
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Appellation: Bolgheri
Alcohol by volume: 13.0%
Producer: Pietra Nova
Bottle: 750ml


This beautiful winery is located in the DOC Montecucco area, between the DOCG Brunello di Montalcino and the DOCG Morellino di Scansano.

Cabernet – Merlot – Syrah blends incorporate some of the world’s most popular red wine grape varieties, each of which are grown in almost every wine-producing country on earth. The Cabernet grapes (both Cabernet Sauvignon and, to a lesser extent, Cabernet Franc) are both classic blending partners for Merlot, whether individually or together. They are in fact the core ingredients of the traditional Bordeaux Blend. Less traditional, but increasingly common, particularly in the New World, is to add a component of Syrah, or Shiraz, to the mix.

Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah are all known for producing full-bodied, tannic styles of wine, so it is no surprise that a blend of these should have a similar style. Cabernet lends its structure and body, as well as classic varietal characters of green pepper and blackcurrant. Merlot adds a round, juicy mouthfeel, with Syrah giving the wines spicy, fruity overtones. While there are no hard and fast rules on the proportions used, the Bordeaux varieties tend to dominate, with Syrah used in much smaller quantities.