Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso 2007 Italy
Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso 2007 – 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 10% Sangiovese. Fermentation is conducted in open truncated cone shaped vats followed by malolactic and ageing in barriques (new and second passage) for 10 months, with a minimum of 6 months bottle refinement. An ample nose of red and black berry fruit, sweet spice and earthy notes. This 2016 is very classy packed full of rich Tuscan flavours of leather, tar and grilled herbs, finishing rich and smooth.
Wine Spectator, 93 points “Black currant, black cherry, graphite, cedar and olive flavors are the hallmarks of this red. Though lean and sinewy, this is saturated, leaving a palate-staining finish.”
Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso 2007
Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso 2007 – 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 10% Sangiovese. Fermentation is conducted in open truncated cone shaped vats followed by malolactic and ageing in barriques (new and second passage) for 10 months, with a minimum of 6 months bottle refinement.
Located at Castagneto Carducci in Bolgheri – Italy’s ‘cradle of Cabernet’ – Grattamacco has delivered remarkable consistency since the first vintage in 1982. Situated about one kilometer from the Tyrrhennian coast, the vineyards are divided by soil type into seven micro zones and farmed organically. As one of the region’s historic properties, Grattamacco remains the only producer in Bolgheri to stay loyal to Sangiovese in its flagship wine – a factor we think only enhances its distinctly Italian character among the Bordeaux-styled wines of the region.
The winery is ‘low tech’ with a simple approach: natural yeasts, gravity feed and fermentation in small open truncated cone-shaped oak vats, resulting in the gentlest possible extraction. The flagship wine, Bolgheri Rosso Superiore, is 65% Cabernet, 20% Merlot and 15% Sangiovese from the estate’s oldest vines (minimum 20 years). Concentrated and complex aromas range from blackberry, bramble and blueberry with perfectly integrated oak and elegant, sweet spicy notes. For a wine with great aging capacity, it is incredibly enjoyable in its youth.
Bolgheri Rosso, their ‘second wine’, is 60% Cabernet, 20% Franc, 10% Merlot and 10% Sangiovese. Less time in oak makes this a more fruit-forward wine with a distinct Tuscan flavor of dark berry fruits, leather, spice and grilled herbs.
$50 – $100
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Import Italian Red, Merlot, Sangiovese