Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso 2014
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri|
The impact on the nose is fresh and intense with fruity and balsamic predominantly. Completing the bouquet pepper and mineral aromas. The entry and progression in the mouth are characterized by a lively flavour, with a full and sweet tannic balance, followed by a composed finish, supported by its aromatic complexity. Can go with all the meal, best with the typical Tuscan cuisine.
The story of the great red wines from Bolgheri crosses, from the late '70s, the one of Grattamacco estate, a true viticulture jewel in the coastal area of Castagneto Carducci able to offer, year after year, products of great significance in the context of acclimatization of international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. Genuine and strong key-factor of Grattamacco assets are the vineyards of property, situated in a natural cradle protected from the strong winds coming from the close sea, with 14 hectares of land alternating silt, sand, limestone and red marl in their composition. At Grattamacco estate the grapes are carefully selected by hand-sortings and then placed in a conical wooden vats, where fermentation occurs naturally with soft and long macerations and frequent manual pumping-overs. It is only during the aging in oak barrels that the different varieties, subjected to separate malolactic fermentation, are assembled creating what, after about a year and a half, will become the Bolgheri Rosso Grattamacco. Characterized by an intense olfactory impact and a high aromatic concentration, however standing out for its freshness and balance, the Bolgheri Rosso Grattamacco is a symbol of taste completeness in its wine typology, with nothing to envy to its higher-priced counterparts.
Grattamacco, a company founded in 1977, is located on the hill overlooking the sea between Castagneto Carducci and Bolgheri, 100 meters above sea level, in an area highly suited for the production of great wines. The farm of 12 acres was purchased by Claudio Tipa, who was already driving Colle Massari, and today is one of the strengths in Tuscany for the production of Bolgheri.
With the help of the oenologist Luca Marrone and the consultation of Maurizio Castelli, the company proves year after year the consistent quality of its products, elegant and refined, perfectly representative of their area of origin. The central part has two sections: the historical vineyards at east of Bolgheri Road, on the hills bordering north by the ditch Bolgheri and south by the ridge Segalari, and the vineyard west of Bolgheri. The first is resting on sandstone, clay and limestone rock-marl, with pruning in cordon and Guyot, the second one Franco-clayey soils, pruning sapling.
A large wooded area keeps confidential the vineyards, partially isolating them from the surrounding wine growing, helping to establish a specific and irreproducible microclimate. Importantly, all cultivation is carried out in absolute biological regime, giving the wines very high quality and environmental friendliness.
A silky red with tangy fruit and an attractive tannin texture giving this wine a tension and focus. It's subtle yet earthy too. It is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot and sangiovese. Why wait? But can age.
The fresh and elegant 2014 Bolgheri Rosso is yet another wine that defies the low expectations of this challenging vintage. Instead of power and brawn, this red blend shows grace and charm with bright fruit flavors and snappy acidity that makes it excellent to pair with your favorite Italian dishes. The style is approachable, confident and friendly. The blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 10% Sangiovese aged in oak for ten months.
A lean, tightly wound style, this features black currant, cherry, spice, earth and tobacco aromas and flavors. Shows fine length, but needs time to absorb the tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Sangiovese. Best from 2018 through 2027.