The 2015 Bulichella Coldipietrerosse is a vibrant, deep ruby red color with a very pronounced aroma of dark fruits, red currants and blueberries, hints of cocoa and tobacco. Full, smooth and elegant with a long, persistent finish, this wine pairs well with game roasts, meats, cheeses and meat-based first courses.
Bulichella, an award-winning organic winery founded in 1983 in Suvereto. Suvereto is about ten miles south of Bolgheri, home to the super-Tuscan powerhouses Ornellaia and Sassicaia, and its terroir shares many of the same qualities as that storied region. For proof, look no further than their neighbors, Tua Rita, another star in the Tuscan firmament. This is an extraordinary area, producing wines of great power and finesse. Six of Bulichella’s wines received scores of 90 points or higher from James Suckling in 2019.
Azienda Agricola Bulichella began in 1983 with four families from northern, central, and southern Italy who shared a respect for nature and the environment, and an interest in organic farming. In 1999 the Miyakawa family — Hideyuki and Marisa along with their children — became the business’s owners. Today, Bulichella is an organic wine and oil farm and “agritourism” facility. The company continues its activity locally as well, with the Consortium of DOC wines of Val di Cornia, for which Hideyuki has served as president. As president, Hideyuki worked to obtain the DOCG label in 2012, to raise the image not just of the wine, but of the small medieval village of Suvereto and Val di Cornia as well. This unique location is what shapes Bulichella’s wines: the salty breeze from the nearby Mediterranean, the warmth of the Tuscan sun, the microclimate of dry sunny weather from April to August and the variety of precious minerals found in the soil. The vineyards extend into a medium-textured clay-heavy soil, and their management follows strict criteria, aimed at ensuring a high-quality production in full respect of ecological and environmental balances.