2019 Bolgheri, Rosso, Grattamacco, Tuscany, Italy

2019 Bolgheri, Rosso, Grattamacco, Tuscany, Italy

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2019 Bolgheri, Rosso, Grattamacco, Tuscany, Italy

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From a single vineyard in front of the cantina, this is a blend of Bordeaux varieties with 10% Sangiovese, matured in French oak for 10 months. There’s a heady nose of plum, damson, cocoa and wild Tuscan herbs. The palate is glorious and harmonious, with fruit depth and warm oak spice, framed by glossy tannins and sapid, crunchy-berry freshness. This Super Tuscan truly outperforms for the price. Enjoy it with grilled lamb chops with mint and fresh rosemary. Drink now to 2028.
Davy Zyw, Buyer (July 2021)

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Matthew Jukes
jancisrobinson.com16.5/20
Matthew Jukes
Made from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot and 10% Sangiovese this is a true Super-Tuscan blend and it is baffling just how approachable and delicious this wine is already. When you sink your teeth into its lustrous flanks it bursts with heady, black fruit and discreet herb and spice notes. The oak, alcohol and tannin all sit in the background giving you a truly classy Bolgheri experience at around a tenth of the ticket price of the big guns. Do not hold back because this vintage is an absolute classic and it has only just hit the shelves!
Matthew Jukes, matthewjukes.com (March 2021) Read more
jancisrobinson.com16.5/20
Certified organic. Blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Sangiovese. Pretty rich and ripe but nicely balanced with a mocha note but manages – just – not to be too overdone. Few would be disappointed in this luscious emissary from the manicured vineyards on this stretch of the Tuscan coast. Not one for long ageing though.

Drink 2021 - 2024

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (Feb 2021) Read more

About this WINE

Grattamacco

Grattamacco

Grattamacco Estate is perched atop a hill facing the Tyrrhenian Sea between Castagneto Carducci and Bolgheri along the Maremma coast in Tuscany. Founded in 1977, Grattamacco was one of the first along with Sassicaia, to start producing wines in this region. Of the 80ha estate, 29ha are dedicated to vines. The 10ha of vineyards dedicated to making Grattamacco are located on steep slopes 100 metres above sea level.

The vineyards are protected from the strong winds by a natural valley and organic farming techniques are practiced. The vines have an average age of 20 years and only the best grapes from each vineyard are used to make this wine. 2017 Grattamacco is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 15% Sangiovese.

The harvest is done by hand, vinification of the Sangiovese grapes take place in open wooden vats and stainless steel for the other two varieties. Manual punch downs are carried out to facilitate a gentle extraction of the tannins. The wine is then aged in French oak barriques for 18 months and a further 12 months in bottle.

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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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