Michele Satta - Bolgheri Rosso label
Michele Satta - Bolgheri Rosso bottle

Michele Satta - Bolgheri Rosso 2020

  • Producer Michele Satta
  • Blend 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
    20% Merlot
    30% Sangiovese
    10% Syrah
    10% Teroldego
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • Appellation Bolgheri
  • UPC 830294009102
Red Wine

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Item# 83517-20

Product Ratings

James Suckling 91pt
Wine Spectator 91pt


This wine is the expression of the vineyard (about 20 hectares) I planted in these last years thinking about the project “Bolgheri”, that is to improve the characteristics of this terroir for a red wine with great character and pleasure. All the grapes are cultivated with traditionally and with care, in a high density vineyard (about 6,000 plants/ha) where I particularly respect the natural balance. During the harvest I select with manual work the grapes perfectly maturated and I make the fermentation without artificial yeasts, then manual submersions of the cap of the wine are carried out and pumping over procedures. After 12 months in barriques the wine is bottled and remains in our cellar for 6 months before being sold.


An important difference between Michele Satta and other big names like Ornellaia or Sassicaia is that the determined and very likeable wine producer in Bolgheri runs the oldest winery that belongs to a winemaker. Satta founded its winery in Castagneto Carducci at a time when grape growing in the Tuscan region was in its infancy and great successes were still to come. The path taken by the innovative winemaker was new in Bolgheri at the time. Thus he, supported by his wife Lucy from the very beginning in his decisions, not only focused on the international varieties Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah, but also on the noble Sangiovese vine.

Technical data

Grape varieties: Sangiovese 30%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%,Merlot 20%, Syrah 10%, Teroldego 10%
Harvest: period from the beginning of September (Merlot) to first of October (Cabernet Sauvignon)
Vineyards: Torre, Vignanova, Poderini, Campastrello


Fermentation takes place in steel tanks using natural yeasts. Initially with two pumping over procedures per day and in a second time only one according to how the extraction proceeds. Also the duration of maceration is estimated on the basis of frequent tasting. After the malolactic fermentation that naturally takes place in November the various vinifications are assembled and start their fining. Fining 12 months, partly in large oak casks (30 hl), partly in 3, 4 and 5 year old barriques.