Tenuta Sette Cieli

Tuscany, Italy

NOI4, Bolgheri DOC – 2012

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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

    • 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
    • Barrel Aging: 14 months in 60-gallon French oak (50% new)
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc
    • Production (in cases): 1,500 cases
    • Production Case Pack: 6/750
    • Cases Imported: 400
    • Alcohol: 14%
  • 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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  • NOI4, Bolgheri DOC – 2012 – 92 points – International Wine Report

    “It immediately opens with lovely aromas of blackberries and cherries followed by spring florals, graphite and hints of savory herbs. The medium to full body is silky and refined, with excellent balance through the sleek finish.”

  • NOI4, Bolgheri DOC – 2012 – 92 points – The Planet Grape Wine Review

    "This Cab-based Bordeaux Blend/Super Tuscan is rich, full, and slightly chewy with notes of cassis, fig, and toast."

  • NOI4, Bolgheri DOC – 2012 – 92 points – Vinous

    “...Harmonious, layered and nicely balanced throughout, the 2012 has a lot going on. Sweet floral and spice notes open up first, followed by more savory, mineral-inflected nuances. Hints of sweet red cherry, plum, smoke and cedar meld…”

  • NOI4, Bolgheri DOC – 2012

    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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