Michele Satta Piastraia 2013 Wine Review
Michele Satta Piastraia 2013
Bolgheri, Tuscany D.O.C., Italy
Community Reviews: 16
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 91/100
Winemaker Michele Satta has done a superb job with the 2013 vintage of the Piastraia Bolgheri Superiore. This robust Italian red wine is a blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet, and Syrah grapes. Aromas of dark fruit, spice and smoke. Pair with hearty meat dishes.
Food pairings: mushroom risotto, vegetarian lasagne, veal Parmesan.
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This Michele Satta Piastraia 2013 was reviewed on April 13, 2018 by Natalie MacLean
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|Luc Delorme rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:|
Nose of ripe and tantalizing fruit with some smokiness. Superbly balanced on the palate, with a complex mix of plums, white pepper, blackberry and a bit of buttery sweetness at the end. Very round and balanced, the alcohol, tannins and acidity all combine in harmony for a great sipping wine.
This wine is great by itself, but would also pair well with hearty meat dishes. Well done!
|Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:|
Black cherry, black plum skin, blackberry, fresh and dried herb, spice and dried flowers. Beautifully fresh and mouthwatering. Demands another glass (or bottle). 93 points.
|Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
Deep, inky and opaque with a beautiful bouquet. Stewed fruits, with true black and blue elements. Blackcurrant, bramble, strawberry, chocolate covered cherries and touches of vanilla cream. Flavours are very full showing cassis, blueberry pie filling, dark chocolate, graphite and black pepper heat. A perfect marriage with a big rare juicy steak! 92 points - Tasted March 2018
|Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
Rich and concentrated, with tangy minerality and a voluptuous full body. Pairs well with seared filet mignon and roasted root vegetables. Tasted the 2013 vintage in March 2018. 92 points
|Greg Hughes rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
Delicious wine from Bolgheri, one of the famed DOCs that incorporates international varietals (Cab, Syrah, and Merlot) alongside traditional Sangiovese.
This one is rather understated, but it hardly seems fair to this wine as it would need so much time to open up. It was drunk at a tasting and had 0% chance of survivial.
The colour is pretty and slightly bricking red.
Aromas of cream, dried berries, pressed violets, and cranberry.
Flavours of juicy red ape, cranberry, and cassis. Some subtle mushroom amd cocoa nib too. Leathery at first. Ultrafine tannins. Worth every penny.
Have woth simple charcuterie to appreciate the wine's depth and subtlety.
|Nicole Lewis rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
Wow! What a wine! An elegant balance of ripe cherry, smoke, spice and acidity, this full body wine with a long finish has structure and complexity to stand up to a variety of strong cheese and rich dishes.
Reviewed on March 11, 2018.
|Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Smoky black cherry aromas with cherry, plum, spice and crushed rock on the palate. Nice acidity throughout and finishes with smooth tannins. Pair with grilled beef. Tasted March 2018.
|Lynn van der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Giddy-up! Perfect wine with barbecued red meat.
Dark garnet hue in the glass, with aromas of blueberry pie, leather and anise that carry through to a black fruit mouth and a lingering peppery finish. Full bodied with balanced tannin and acidity.
Bring on the backyard barbecue!
Tasted March 2018.
|Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
2012 vintage review: Michele Satta's Piastraia Bolgheri Superiore is a blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet, and Syrah. Deep and rich, it shows dark fruits, black cherry, stewed plum, charcoal and earth. With fine tannins and refreshing acidity this Bolgheri super Tuscan would be ideal with braised beef dishes. Enjoy 2017-2025. Tasted November 2017. 91 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
|Simon Chen rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
One of my favorite wines from Michele Satta, one of the oldest 5 wineries in the Bolgheri region in Italy. A beautiful blend of Merlot, Cab. Sauv, Sangiovese, and Syrah. The sangiovese gives that bright acidity, syrah gives that rich spiceness, and merlot and cab sauv give the structure to the wine.
It can be drank by itself upon opening and go well with grilled steak or meat sauce pasta
|Colin McKone - Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Dark Ruby in colour with aromas of blackberries, cassis, plum and smoke. Full bodied with well balanced acidity & tannins and flavours of stewed black fruits and black pepper. This will pair well with grilled red meats, tomato based pasta dishes and firm cheeses. Tasted on March 11, 2018.
|Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Deep, dark, opaque and brooding. On looks alone I am expecting a big wine and this blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet, and Syrah grapes delivers. Bolgheri is known for their Super Tuscans so no surprise there.
Aromas of cooked dark fruit - in a good way. Leather, smoke and the 18-24 months of french oak is evident. Plenty of fruit on the palate; blackberry, blueberry and black plum. Drying tannins that will smooth out in time. The wine opens up in your glass - so would benefit from decanting.
Still young - this is a wine that will improve with age. Tasted March 11, 2018.
|Sharon Lécuyer rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Lots of chocolate on the nose with some spice and cigar. Flavours of more chocolate, sour cherry and pepper. Pair with meaty dishes like lasagna...but someone bring me a chocolate cake or a bar of dark chocolate! STAT!
Pairs well with a Friday night, after a particularly hard week. Pricey at $39, but you deserve it so go for it!
Tasted March 12, 2018
|Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:|
A big Italian offering.…
Presentation: A bold label reminiscent of a Gelateria and art deco movie poster (an unconventional combination)
Appearance: Deep ruby
Nose: Pronounced nose of sweet dark plums, violets, black licorice, ink and a smidge of grilled meat
Taste: Full body, high acidity, aggressive, bitter tannins, dark fruit (blackberries, plums, cherries), ink, and graphite
Finish: long, inky finish
Overall impression: A big, bold Italian blend, that needs a comparable food pairing. This is not a sipping wine. If you like dark, ripe fruits, this would be right up your alley.
|Eamonn Donnelly reviewed this wine as follows:|
Michele Satta Piastraia Bolgheri Superiore - located on the Tuscan coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea where Italian winemakers make world class blends from international varietals. This vintage consists of Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet & Syrah (25% each).
Complex, pronounced, continuously developing aromas. Cherry, red plum, dried flowers, with a leather/meaty component. Very concentrated aromas. Hints of sweet smoke, crushed rock and sun dried tomato. Very enticing.
Excellent length - lingering fruit and mineral notes with bitter dark chocolate. Nicely polished tannins, high acidity, full body. This wine needs a char grilled, simply seasoned ribeye steak.
|Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier reviewed this wine as follows:|
Heavenly! Here we have alluring plum, anise and mocha notes calling for more and more sips. It's a smooth, sensual and delicious medium-bodied hybrid blend of Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet and Syrah. Enjoy it with roasted leg of lamb. Also, buy in 3s or more, you'll regret it if you don't ;-)
Tasted March 2018 by @sommsosa
|Michele Satta Piastraia 2013 is a medium-bodied rich, red blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Syrah aged in oak for one year and a half. This is the second year for this Bolgheri Superiore wine from the Tuscany wine region. Look for wild red berries, dried cherries, spice and blue floral flavours on the palate. Tannins are soft and silky, Drink now and for the next three years. - Community Wine Reviews|
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