Bolgheri became an internationally known region following an event in 1974 arranged by Decanter where a 6-year-old Sassicaia won over an assortment of Bordeaux wines. Prior to this, the Bolgheri region had relatively anonymous producers of ordinary white wines and rosés. Due to the particular characteristics of the soil and micro climate (sunny, dry and moderately windy) the grape varieties of Bordeaux origin tend to thrive here, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This tiny producer is located in Castagneto Carducci in Bolgheri. This small south west corner of Tuscany is known for producing intense wines comprised of Bordeaux-varietal blends. Here, instead of Sangiovese, the soils favor the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc.