2018 Bolgheri, Rosso, Grattamacco, Tuscany, Italy

2018 Bolgheri, Rosso, Grattamacco, Tuscany, Italy

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2018 Bolgheri, Rosso, Grattamacco, Tuscany, Italy

Description

A warm, feelgood, expansive 'hello' of a wine made from Bordeaux grape varieties, grown in coastal Tuscany. There’s a fat chunk of cabernet franc in here which brings lovely aromatics, just a bit of sangiovese, and the blend is based on cabernet sauvignon.
Good with steak, or will make a feast of a sausage and pasta dinner.
Victoria Moore, Daily Telegraph (December 2020)

A big, sexy “Super-Tuscan” to put on the Christmas table, especially if you’re having beef (or just treat yourself to a bottle with a steak).
Italian Red wines to pair with food, Fiona Beckett, The Guardian (November 2020)

This is a great example of a red from Bolgheri, a relatively new DOC in the coastal Maremma region of Tuscany. The nose is full of dark fruits and chocolate, with notes of plum and blackcurrants. It’s elegant and full with a fresh balsamic finish given by the Sangiovese in the blend. A dense, powerful, juicy and rich wine with ripe tannins and a striking structure.
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Grattamacco

Grattamacco

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Bolgheri

Bolgheri

Bolgheri is a new DOC in the coastal Maremma region which first rose to prominence during the 1970s with the emergence of the so-called Super Tuscan wines like Ornellaia and Sassicaia. These new ventures had rocked the DOC establishment by using high proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon, opting out of the DOC system and relabeling their wines as simply Vino da Tavola (table wine). 

Having won universal acclaim and exchanging hands for unprecedented prices (higher even than Tuscany's finest examples), the authorities relented and awarded Bolgheri its own DOC. The actions of the Super Tuscans inspired a generation in Italy, even if some of the wines here have lost a little of their lustre since.

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Cab.Sauvignon

Cab.Sauvignon

The most famous red wine grape in the world and one of the most widely planted.

It is adaptable to a wide range of soils, although it performs particularly well on well-drained, low-fertile soils. It has small, dusty, black-blue berries with thick skins that produce deeply coloured, full-bodied wines with notable tannins. Its spiritual home is the Médoc and Graves regions of Bordeaux where it thrives on the well-drained gravel-rich soils producing tannic wines with piercing blackcurrant fruits that develop complex cedarwood and cigar box nuances when fully mature.

The grape is widely planted in California where Cabernet Sauvignon based wines are distinguished by their rich mixture of cassis, mint, eucalyptus and vanilla oak. It is planted across Australia and with particular success in Coonawarra where it is suited to the famed Terra Rossa soil. In Italy barrique aged Cabernet Sauvignon is a key component in Super Tuscans such as Tignanello and Sassicaia, either on its own or as part of a blend with Sangiovese.

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