Società Agricola Bulichella Hide
New Selection! 100% Syrah, made with organic grapes, beautifully aged in oak. Full-bodied, deep fruits, lovely spice. A splurge, but worth it!
Located in the Maremma region, Società Agricola Bulichella grows Shiraz, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Vermentino, and makes one white and four red wines. Bulichella is perched on a hill surrounding the medieval village of Suvereto, near the Tuscan coast of Italy. In the early 1980s, four families from northern Italy bought an existing farm and vineyard near Suvereto. In 1999, one of the co-owners, Hideyuki Miyakawa, bought out the others and decided to focus on wine production.
Hide Miyakawa came to wine production in a roundabout way. Born in Japan, he decided to ride his motorcycle with no particular destination in mind. He got to Italy, where he met and married Maria Luisa Bassano. They settled with their family in Turin, and Hide co-founded Italdesign, an automobile design company, with Giorgetto Giugiaro. When he retired, he and Marisa moved to Bulichella. In consultation with agronomist Gioanni Cerretelli and oenologist Luciano Bandini, they began to focus on sustainable farming and winemaking, along with Stefano Bonaguidi, the director of production. Stefano's son, Alessandro, is the sales manager. Shizuko and Sara Miyakawa, Hide and Marisa's daughters, manage the business side, including the agriturismo and restaurant on the property.
Bulichella's land spans over 15 hectares of vineyards, and the estate grows Shiraz, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Vermentino, making one white and four red wines. Bulichella's wines and olive oils are certified organic in Italy by the Istituto de Certificaziona Etica & Ambientale.
The wine named for Hide is 100% Syrah, his favorite varietal. It's rich and robust, lovingly aged in oak. Dark fruit flavors and spicy peppers combine in a real mouthful! The label has a drawing of Hide's motorcycle on it, as well as the winery setting. For his family, it represents both the past and the present.
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||Syrah Toscana IGT
||Società Agricola Bulichella (Suvereto, Italy)
Serve with grilled steak, Tuscan beef stew, strong cheeses, mushrooms and truffles.