New to our portfolio, Campo alle Comete, is located at the foot of the Castagneto Carducci hill in Bolgheri. The oldest vines are planted around the cellar surrounded by the Mediterranean bushland. Our October Wine of the Month is Campo alle Comete, ‘Stupore’, Bolgheri 2019, a blend of 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and 10% Syrah.
In a nutshell
An intensely aromatic Italian blend with notes of fresh plum layered with sweet roasted cocoa, tobacco and characteristic Bolgheri balsamic notes. Silky and smooth.
Campo alle Comete is a 26 hectare estate nestled at the foot of Castagneto Carducci on the Etruscan River, just a stone’s throw from the Tyrrhenian Sea. The winery takes its name from historical connections, from the days when the Bolgheri countryside was marked by fields ‘Campi’ and when at night the paths were illuminated by stars -and the occasional comet- ‘Comete’. Evoking the soul of the place, which is rich in history, Campo alle Comete has an imaginative air, but behind the whimsical labels lie some seriously good wines. The visionary is Antonio Capaldo, who was attracted by this new adventure when he acquired the property in 2016. Seeking a new form of expression, he produces wines from international varieties. Renowned Italian illustrator Nicoletta Ceccoli, depicted Campo alle Comete in a painting known as ‘a place suspended between reality and imagination’ and her artwork has inspired the labels.
The grapes were gently destemmed by a shaking motion, so that the whole berries reached the sorting table for careful selection. The best fruit was transferred to either concrete vats or stainless steel tanks, where fermentation took place with selected yeasts under temperature controlled conditions. The wine underwent malolactic conversion in French oak resulting in a softer texture. The wine was matured for nine months in new French tonneaux and second passage, French oak barriques.