Take note, all trend-following wine lovers: the Devil drinks Bolgheri 2018.
The 2018 vintage in Italy was indeed a gift from the devil. A naturally lighter vintage from this renowned area on the coast of Tuscany, thanks to a fresh spring and moderate summer, the conditions were perfect for producing perfumed, less extracted and graceful wines.
The 2018 vintage deserves 4 out of 5 stars, due to the concentration, which albeit lower than normal for Bolgheri, is enough to produce classic wines suitable for the long haul.
But let’s back up. To understand this harvest, it is necessary to start with the hot and dry 2017 vintage.