11.749 bottles produced in vintage 2018
- Merlot 60% 60%
- Cabernet Sauvignon 40% 40%
Yield per ha: maximum 90 ql. per ha
Fermentation vats: concrete vats
Fermentation temperature: 26/28°C (78-82°F)
Vinification method: : Fermentation and maceration occur in concrete vats for approximately 25/30 days at a controlled temperature not exceeding 28/30°C (82-86°F) Second malo-lactic fermentation undergoes spontaneously in concrete vats following the alcoholic fermentation. The wine is aged for approximately 10 months in barriques of second and third passage and further 6 months in bottle before being released to the market.
Tasting notes: Dark and intense ruby red in colour, the bouquet displays aromas of blackberry, red currant, herbal notes and sweet spices; a smooth taste on the palate, with elegant velvety tannins, a vein of acidity well-integrated with the body of the wine. Long finish. Excellent pairing with meat and game food or to share informal moments.
SCORES AND REVIEWS
Robert Parker 86/100
The 2014 Bolgheri Rosso Imeneo is slightly disjointed with sour berry aromas that stand against pungent spice. The blend is 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc that is fermented in cement and aged in French barrique. The wine closes with a bitter point of sour fruit.
Decanter World Wines Awards 91/100
Nel 2017 Villanoviana ha conseguito la Silver Medal per Imeneo 2015 Bolgheri Doc con il punteggio di 91/100.
Ernesto Gentili 89/100
Clearly fruited at the nose, is intense, juicy, continuous in his development, refreshed by a pleasant acid vein and tasty pepper notes in the long final.
Robert Parker 89/100
The 2016 Bolgheri Rosso Imeneo blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot offers pretty notes of cherry, dark berry and spice, converging over a midweight palate. The wine is compact and tight in structure, with enduring fruit flavors of bright primary fruit. Some 15,000 bottles were made. The wine is fermented in cement vats and ages in barrique for ten months.
James Suckling 93/100
A rich, layered red with blackcurrants and some raspberry-jam character. Full body. Intense fruit. Chewy. Give it a little time. Try after 2022.
Robert Parker 88/100
This is a Bolgheri Rosso from a warm vintage that drinks like a Superiore, thanks to the concentration of the fruit and the power of the mouthfeel. The 2017 Bolgheri Rosso Imeneo is very thickly textured, with layers of black fruit topped by spice, cigar box and sweet tobacco. This 60/40 Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Tuscany packs a lot of power and richness. Some 15,000 bottles were made.
James Suckling 94/100
Very attractive aromas and flavors of currants, black chocolate, fresh thyme and walnuts. Medium-to-full-bodied with polished, chewy tannins. A beauty now, but will improve with age.