The Bolgheri PDO is reserved for the following typologies of wine: White, Red, Red Superiore and Rosé. The Designation also incorporates two grape variety specifications.
The production area of Bolgheri PDO is within parts of the territory of the municipality of Castagneto Carducci in the Province of Livorno, in the Tuscany region.
White: maximum 70% Vermentino, maximum 40% Sauvignon, maximum 40% Trebbiano Toscano, pure or with the addition of grape berries similar in colour and originating from other grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the concerned area, up to a maximum of 30%.Red (including Superiore), Rosé: maximum 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, maximum 50% Syrah, maximum 50% Sangiovese, pure or with the addition of grape berries similar in colour and originating from other grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the concerned area, up to a maximum of 30%.
Description of product typologies
Bolgheri PDO Bianco is bright deep straw yellow in colour; it has an elegant and intense fragrance with evocations of white fleshy fruit, predominantly peach, enriched with sensations of brioche blended with a classic hint of toasted almond; it is full-bodied, smooth and balanced on the palate, with a long taste-olfactory persistence. Bolgheri PDO Rosso is intense ruby red in colour with garnet highlights; the nose offers subtle and complex fragrances, displaying notes of ripe dark fruit like blackberry, plum, cassis, with hues of sweet tobacco and well-balanced spices; it is full-bodied, harmonious, smooth and elegant on the palate, with an extremely persistent finish.Bolgheri PDO Rosso Superiore is intense ruby or garnet red in colour; the nose is vinous, rich and elegant; it is dry, full-bodied, robust and harmonious on the palate, with good structure. This wine must be aged for at least two years, starting from January 1st of the year following that in which the grapes were produced, of which at least 1 year must have been spent in oak barrels. Bolgheri PDO Rosato is delicate to intense pink in colour; you can perceive delicate aromas of red fruit, fruits of the forest and spice on the nose; it is smooth on the palate, with a crisp note of freshness and floral and caramel evocations.
Grape variety specifications
The Bolgheri PDO may display the following grape variety specifications.From white grape varieties: Vermentino, Sauvignon, minimum 85%, pure or with the addition of grape berries similar in colour and originating from other grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the concerned area, up to a maximum of 15%. The characteristics of the colour, fragrance and flavour of each specification are those typical of the grape variety and terroir of origin.
The Bolgheri PDO designation can be followed by the word Vigna (Vineyard) with the relative toponym or traditional name.