Tenuta Sette Cieli

Tuscany, Italy

NOI4, Bolgheri DOC – 2011

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  • Introduction

    • NOI4 (noy-kwah-tro) translates to “the four of us.” It represents the four members of the Ratti family, and is used at the entrance of their property. NOI4 was also the fourth wine added to Tenuta Sette Cieli’s portfolio and there was a team of four people that chose to make this wine.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Grape Source: A nearby winery’s vineyards
    • Location: Bolgheri (this is a wine born of the desire to explore new territory)
    • Size: 3.7 acres
    • Vine Age: 25 years
    • Soil: 40% sand, 30% clay, 30% silt
    • Elevation: Sea level
    • Density: 2,810 vines/acre
    • Training: Cordon training and guyot
  • Vintage Report

    • A rainy winter was followed by a hot, dry summer, yielding nicely ripened grapes with good concentration.

    • Harvest Date(s): September 10-October 15
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In stainless-steel tanks at controlled temperatures; with indigenous yeast; 100% malolactic
    • Maceration: Cold for 3-4 days
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Ripe, sweet fruit gives way to a wine with a very defined and yet very different character when compared to the other Tenuta Sette Cieli wines.
      Aging Potential: 10 years

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Reviews

  • NOI4, Bolgheri DOC – 2011 – Tasting: Tenuta Sette Cieli – Knives & Corks

    “Organic...NOI 4 was my favorite of the four. It starts off with a ripe fullness that I can only describe as fleshy. It holds its structure with earthy, woody tones and a long finish…this one falls into the special occasion category for me.”

  • NOI4, Bolgheri DOC – 2011 – Today’s Sommelier Selected Wine – SommSelect

    “...fresh blackberry, black and red currants, wet clay, green tobacco, pencil lead, and fresh violets…this wine is dense and concentrated with sweet notes of black currant, wild blackberries, fresh violets, cedar, fresh leather and crushed gravel.”

  • NOI4, Bolgheri DOC – 2011 –

    Ripe, sweet fruit gives way to a wine with a very defined and yet very different character when compared to the other Tenuta Sette Cieli wines.

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