Castello di Bossi Girolamo 2015

Named for the oldest vineyard of Merlot, planted in Bossi 42 years ago, the muscular Girolamo is made entirely from Merlot grapes. After the harvest, the grapes are crushed and fermented in stainless steel for extra smoothness and complexity. Girolamo is then aged in Allier barriques for approximately two years, to achieve an elegant combination of fruitiness, softened tannins, and body.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby red in color with purple highlights, Girolamo offers sumptuous aromas of black raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, sweet spice, and vanilla with hints of chocolate and dried herbs. On the palate, Girolamo has a soft and silky texture, backed by sweet, firm tannins ending with a long, fruit-laden finish.

Food Pairing

Serve with rosemary pork roast with berry port wine sauce.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Toscana IGT
Vineyard name
The Girolamo vineyard
Vineyard size
15 acres
Soil composition
Clay and limestone
Training method
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
1,155 feet
Vines/acre
1,400
Yield/acre
1.2 tons
Exposure
Southern
Harvest time
September-October
First vintage of this wine
1997
Bottles produced of this wine
20,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Merlot
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
New
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Fermentation temperature
84-90 °F
Maceration technique
Racking and Pumpovers
Maceration length
25-30
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques and Barrels
Length of bottle aging
9 months
Size of aging container
225 L and 50 HL
Type of oak
French oak
Length of aging before bottling
18-24 months

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