TASTING NOTES: 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. TECHNICAL NOTES: Sondraia serves a concrete example of how a textbook Bordeaux blend can be expertly crafted from Bolgheri's terroir, creating an original and easily recognizable masterpiece. Pressing: De-stemmed then soft pressed to partially rupture the berries. Fermentation: In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation takes place naturally in November in barriques. Ageing: 18 months in 225 lt French oak barriques Allier (50% new, 50% second use) then bottle aged for 9 months.