In this area in the 1990s, the classification “Bolgheri D.O.C.” proved to be a smashing success. Thanks to a few highly-respected families in the Italian wine sector, it became internationally famous and indisputably respected for its wines.
The area is blessed with a very favorable climate, tempered by the sea breezes from the nearby Tirrenian Sea. The terrain, a mixture of clay and sand, for the most part slopes slightly toward the sea. It has proved to be extremely well-suited to the Bordelaise combination. The Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and white varieties like Vermentino reach veritable heights of quality.