Michele Satta Piastraia 2016
The 2016 Bolgheri Rosso Piastraia is an alluring, inviting wine that captures Michele Satta's style at its best. Ample and resonant, with superb richness, the 2016 has a lot to offer. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, mocha, new leather and espresso all resonate in this super-expressive, pliant red. All the elements simply meld together effortlessly. This is a terrific look into what makes Bolgheri wines so compelling.
This red starts out with good intentions, featuring black cherry, blackberry and violet flavors that get ahead of the gritty, slightly rustic tannins. Those tannins catch up on the finish, leaving a lightly astringent feel that will likely always be present. Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet and Syrah. Best from 2021 through 2028. 3,000 cases made, 1,000 cases imported.