2019 Bolgheri, Vermentino, Grattamacco, Tuscany, Italy

2019 Bolgheri, Vermentino, Grattamacco, Tuscany, Italy

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2019 Bolgheri, Vermentino, Grattamacco, Tuscany, Italy

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A prestigious property from the ColleMassari group better known for its great reds, Grattamacco is located on low hills with calcareous marl soils – unusual for the Bolgheri DOC. Its Vermentino, fermented and aged partially in barrique, is a wine of impressive structure with an intense mineral character, designed to evolve with time.

Drink 2021 - 2026

Richard Baudains, Decanter.com (May 2021)

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James Suckling93/100
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James Suckling93/100

Rather waxy aromas with lemon curd, lime and some lemon grass. Medium-to full-bodied with layers of fruit, a creamy texture and a delicious finish. Dense for a vermentino. Layered. Savory, almost salty. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (Jul 2021) Read more

Decanter94/100

A prestigious property from the ColleMassari group better known for its great reds, Grattamacco is located on low hills with calcareous marl soils – unusual for the Bolgheri DOC. Its Vermentino, fermented and aged partially in barrique, is a wine of impressive structure with an intense mineral character, designed to evolve with time.

Drink 2021 - 2026

Richard Baudains, Decanter.com (May 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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Vermentino/Pigato

Vermentino/Pigato

Vermentino is a white wine grape, also known as Rolle (in Rousillion and Provence) & Malvoisie in Corsica . It migrated from the Iberian Peninsula in the late 1300s (Madeira?) into Corsica, Sardinia, Liguria and Tuscany during the 15th century.
Traditionally believed to be related to Malvasia, recent DNA studies have instead revealed traits in common with the Hungarian Furmint.

Vermentino di Gallura DOCG is one of the most famous incarnation - The grape has recently become fashionable in parts of central Italy. Often blended for its structure, on its own the grape displays aromatic ripe peach and honeyed notes and a full body.

Tenuta di Valgiano incorporate a significant slug of this grape into their 'Giallo dei Muri' Tuscan wine

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