Michele Satta

My arrival in Castagneto Carducci is "coincidental." I came from Varese, and I was on vacation with my dad, an engineer, Sardinian surname and chromosomes, and my mother, a teacher, when I received a job offer from the owner of a local farm. I had just enrolled at the University of Agriculture of Milan (I graduated four years later in Pisa) and immediately with my first internship in October 74, I started with the harvest! My job was cleaning, serving the most humble tasks, watching and more watching, studying and working.

I learned many aspects of agriculture, I learned that the land becomes hard when the wind blows; that there will be bad weather when the swallows fly low. I learned the cycle of the plant and why in certain areas of the field, plants struggle and in others, they do not. I learned that the peasant culture is an immense patrimony of unity with nature and patient respect of reality.

I decided to ride the wave of a boundless passion to start my own business and I took some old vines and their old cellar for rent. In the '83 the first harvest, and from that day on, a story that has grown step-by-step with the history of Bolgheri (1984 is the year of foundation of the Bolgheri DOC). I planted my first vineyard in '91 and then purchased the land that I could and I felt right to be able to make wine, from the grapes I had planted and produce my own bottles. In those years my experience grew not only of the land but also of the international wine culture, and I began travelling abroad. This widened knowledge and comparisons.

My wife Lucia joined me in this adventure and, along with the company's history, shared with me the growth of a beautiful and large family: infact six children were born, five daughters and one son.

Now two of them, Giacomo and Benedetta, curious and passionat, are personally part of this company: on the path of tradition while looking at the new, the journey of the second generation begins!

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Michele Satta Bolgheri Rosso 2016
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 A wild nose that shows blueberry skin, citrus, crushed violets, stones and cranberries. Full body, bright acidity, firm tannins and a finish that lifts off, all thanks to its minerality and charm. Drink now. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, sangiovese, merlot, syrah and teroldego 
Item Number: 30050

Michele Satta Piastraia Red Blend 2014
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 There is pretty ripeness to this wine with spice and berry character. Hints of dried flowers. Medium body, firm and silky. Juicy finish. Nicely made. - JS  Wine Enthusiast 92 Aromas of black-skinned berry, cedar and underbrush lead the nose on this savory blend of Merlot,
Item Number: 28938

Michele Satta Costa di Giulia Bianco 2016
James Suckling 91  65% Vermentino, 35% Sauvignon Blanc  Plenty of cooked apple and cream character. Medium body, round and juicy fruit and a clean finish. Some praline, too.   Without fining, the wine is filtered and bottled in February directly following malolactic fermentation. No oak, all

Michele Satta Bolgheri Rosso 2015
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "Plenty of currant, smoke and walnut shell aromas follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a slightly mouth-puckering finish. Made from a blend of cabernet sauvignon, sangiovese, merlot, syrah and teroldego."  The color is ruby-red with aromas of fresh red and black

Michele Satta Costa di Giulia White Blend 2015
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "The 2015 Costa di Giulia, Michele Satta's Vermentino/Sauvignon Blanc white blend, is gorgeous. Rich, ample and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2015 delivers superb flavor intensity with no heaviness. Apricot, peach, jasmine and mint are pushed forward. This is a remarkably

Michele Satta Bolgheri Rosso Tuscan Blend 2014
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 The 2014 Bolgheri Rosso is terrific. One of the reasons? Satta will bottle none of his top selections in 2014. Round, supple and silky, the 2014 exudes class. Sweet spice, leather and dark stone fruits all meld together as this translucent, super-polished Bolgheri opens up.