Tenuta Campo di Sasso | Alta Maremma, Italy
Tenuta Campo di Sasso is located in the western reaches of Tuscany’s Alta Maremma, in Bibbona. It borders its southern neighbor, the Bolgheri region, and is roughly 6.5 kilometers (four miles) east of the Mediterranean’s Tyrrhenian Sea. Given its proximity to Bolgheri, it’s not surprising that when Lodovico Antinori first came to the estate, he was struck by the similarity in terroir compared to that of Tenuta dell’Ornellaia in Bolgheri. However, Tenuta Campo di Sasso has far more hillside slopes and a great many stones in the vineyards.
The Tenuta Campo di Sasso estate is comprised of approximately 60 hectares (150 acres) divided into three vineyards planted to Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Syrah. The entire area is heavily influenced by its proximity to the coast, but the varieties selected for each of the 30 parcels that make up the planted sites were carefully selected based on slope, soil composition, exposure and the influence of sea breezes.
Insoglio del Cinghiale Toscana IGT is a supple blend of Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Its name was inspired by one of the well-known works of Eugenio Cecconi, “La caccia al cinghiale nel padule di Burano,” which means, “the boar shooting in the Burano marsh.” Cecconi, a celebrated Italian post-impressionist, was a personal friend of Lodovico’s grandfather, Piero Antinori. Cinghiale is especially meaningful to Tuscans because it has been a staple in the Tuscan diet for centuries, and, not surprisingly, a wonderful match for the rich, robust taste of Insoglio del Cinghiale.