Intense and well outlined nose, very refined: evolving with black berries, together with clear balsamic and Mediterranean traces. Perfectly integrated oak with spicy sweet notes and an elegant boisé in the finish. Enters the mouth austere and fresh, evolving in a good balance between the mineral traces and the fine tannic notes. Good length, with wide mineral notes. Important and complex, with a character strongly linked to its land of origin. Goes well with game, as e.g. local preparations of wild boar, roast, braised and stewed red meats, medium aged cheese.
A wine produced from a vineyard of 10 hectares at 100 m asl, where the soil is characterized by calcareous sandstone, marl and calcareous flysch mixed to clay and calcareous clay, while the climate is of a temperate Mediterranean type. There are 4500 to 6000 vines per hectare with a yield of about 6 tons of grapes per hectare. Vines are trained to Cordone speronato and Guyot. Harvesting is done manually. The average age of the vines is 20 years. Vinification in open truncated cone-shaped oak vats for the alcoholic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation in barrique. Ages for 18 months in barrique, in first and second passage. Bottle refinement 12 months minimum.
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 kilometre 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 amongst the Bordeaux-styled wines of the region.
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