Fortesole wines of SantaVinea come from Bolgheri area, along the Tuscan coast.
The international grapes varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The climate of Bolgheri area is tempered by the sea air coming from the nearby Tyrrhenian Sea. The terrain, a mixture of clay and sand, for the most part slopes slightly toward the sea. Fortesole wines represent a modern proposal of Tuscan blends, born in the unique territory of the Tuscan coast.
Bolgheri: The grapes are hand-picked. Following a 12-15 day fermentation and maceration, the wine aging up to 14 months in barrique.
Bolgheri Superiore: Following the manual harvest, and an 18 day fermentation and maceration, this wine matures up to 24 months in French oak barrels.