Wine Enthusiast 90 points - A rich, flavorful red full of ripe fruit and new wood. Full-bodied and intense but shows an underlying freshness and depth. Needs two to three years to soften: better in 2017.
The "Lagone" red blend from Aia Vecchia has a warm deep red color close to purple. Delicate aromas of Mediterranean wood and vanilla emphasize the structured and elegant taste with intense notes of wild berries, ripe juicy sour cherries and hints of sweet spices that leave the palate satisfied and pleasantly sweet and dry. Winemaker Tibor Gal has been able to create a blend marked by the Italian "terroir" together with the finesse of a great French red wine. The wine is well structured with a strong and mellow texture. In short, a modern red wine of the best quality. 60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. "This opens with rich, concentrated aromas of black fruit and milk chocolate. There are savory notes of dark pipe tobacco, clove and cardamom. The palate is masculine and powerful, with firm tannins." - Wine Enthusiast
|Aia Vecchia is located deep in the Tuscan countryside between Bolgheri and
Castagneto Carducci. This is an area where the favorable microclimate and ideally
suited soils make possible the production of very high quality wines. The particular position of the vineyards provides the vines with both direct sunlight and sunlight
reflected by the sea. This in general allows an early harvest. The property consists of 170 acres – 118 are vineyards, 74 of which are under the Bolgheri DOC. The planted varieties are Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, which are used to produce Lagone and Sor Ugo. The Morellino di Scansano is produced in the estate of Magliano in Toscana (Grosseto) – 24 acres are planted with Sangiovese and Merlot grape varieties. Both properties are owned by the Pellegrini family, grape growers in the area for several generations.