In Casale Marittimo, located in the Maremma Pisana on a hill overlooking the Val di Cecina and the coast, is the winery Sada. Sada is the name of the family, originally from Milan.
Davide Sada and countess Cristiana Durin (Davide’s wife) are the owners of this wonderful wine estate. They have three children.
Sada is a family business with 13 hectares of vineyards, and a small pearl in the Bolgheri area.
The wine production process takes place in a wine cellar in Bolgheri, the winemaker is Maurizio Castelli.
The philosophy of Sada is based on the conviction that wine must be a natural expression of the land where it is produced.
On the slopes of Casale Marittimo 8 hectares are planted with Vermentino grapes. The grape is primarily used to produce Vermentino wine, but also for both sweet (Vin Santo) and sparkling (Spumante) variants.
Characteristics: Vermentino wine is an excellent wine to pair with fish dishes, chicken, vegetable soups and fresh mushrooms. A wonderful, harmonious wine with character, freshness, harmonieus, light minerality and a long finish and smooth aftertaste.
Along the coast of Bibbona are 13 hectares of vineyard of which Sada owns 6 hectares. Grapes such as Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Montepulciano, Petit Verdot and Alicante Bouschet are planted here.
The Integolo IGT wine is made of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Montepulciano grapes.
Characteristics: wood aging, excellent to pair with antipasti, young cheeses, risotto and pasta dishes. A good wine for every day.
The Baldoro is a smooth wine with soft aroma’s, hints of black berries and a long finish. The wine is made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Montepulciano and Alicante Bouschet grapes, grown with the Guyot system.
Characteristics: a great wine to pair with chicken and turkey, meat and game dishes. A wonderful young SuperTuscan wine.
The Bolghieri DOC Superiore is a high quality compact wine made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes, growing on only 1 hectare of vineyard using the Alberello pruning system.
Characteristics: 18 months wood aging, compact, elegant, repeating of a mixed of black fruits with hints of aromatic herbs. The wine is appreciated best when matched with game dishes, old cheeses, stew grilled mead dishes and steak.
Bolgheri is an acient village in the heart of the Maremma, close to the seaside and is especially known for its famous Sassicaia wine, one of the best red wines in Italy.
The wines of Bolgheri are classified as DOC. The Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC wine was created as a subzone of the Bolgheri DOC in 1994 and established as a separate DOC in 2013.
The Viale dei Cipressi, the Cypress Avenue, is a beautifull 5 km long avenue that leads to the town. Bolgheri is a perfect place to taste some high quality wines.
Bolgheri is a part of the Municipality Castagneto Carducci in the province of Livorno.The city was called Castagneto Marittimo until the beginning of 1900s when its name was changed into Castagneto Carducci called in honor of the poet Giosuè Carducci who spent part of his childhood here.
Castagneto Carducci has a small city center with narrow streets, beautiful squares, typical restaurants and wine bars and several panoramic viewpoints.
In this region some of the more prestigious wines of Tuscany are produced. The sunny, dry climate with mild see breezes and the stony soils with clay patches are most ideal for growing wine grapes and producing high-quaility wines.
The SuperTuscan revolution in Bolgheri was in the late ’60s to ’70s. Winemakers started to produce great wines primarily with French grapes. The SuperTuscan wines became internationally known and famous world wide.
See this page in Dutch wijnhuis Sada
Blog post (Dutch) about Sada winery