Boldo 2015 Tre Monti Merlot And Cabernet: The Review Of A Lovely Colli Di Imola DOC
The 2015 Boldo Tre Monti Merlot and Cabernet is a classic Bordeaux blend of Colli (hills) di Imola, an intense and fruity wine, very full but with a reasonably agile pace. It is not a very light wine, but at least the extract and alcohol are well managed, never overbearing.
Seven years after the harvest, we can say that he freed himself from the annoying ’90s barricades and is finally free to express himself. No further refinement is needed at the moment.
How is it produced?
30-year-old spurred cordon-trained vines in an organic regime. Loamy ground, with an altitude of 150 meters. Manual harvest with a yield of 1.2 kilos per plant. Maceration for 15 days in steel, malolactic fermentation, and aging in new and exhausted barriques with medium toasting for 6 months.
The result is a stylized but not wicked wine, still impregnated with wood, even if it is freeing itself. The tone is elegant, not very deep, but the fleshy and haughty nature of the two Bordeaux vines manages to emerge.
The bouquet is dark, full of red fruit in alcohol, dried flowers, and sweet spices, a little too much, but that’s okay. Cocoa and licorice to close. Not the best of expressiveness, but clean and precise.
On the palate, it shows character, warmth, and a menthol-earthy appeal that runs throughout the wine. The tannins are still powerful, even if they don’t bite. Good acidity with candied orange flavor. Balance ok. Rightly bitter finish with rhubarb and light smokiness.
13-14: a calibrated price for an honest bottle that manages to do its duty without hesitation.
Tacos, black truffle risotto, passatelli with Parmigiano fondue and truffle, bucatini all’amatriciana, roast beef, hamburger.