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2018 Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso

2018 Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso

94 Points John Caro
2018 Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso
94 Points John Caro

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A gorgeous Bordeaux blend from a top class producer in the heartland of the super-Tuscan style, Bolgheri. The vines are an average of 20 years old, grown in a gentle Mediterranean climate on a windy and sunny plain 100m above the Tuscan coast. This vine health is preserved by organic farming, low yields, and hand-harvesting, to produce a Super-Tuscan of real character and harmony for the price. Stocks are not massive, so get in. Drink now or cellar.

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$49.99 in mixed 6+ or $55.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Usually Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot

Its Origins

Grattamacco, founded in 1977 by Piermario Meletti Cavallari, who has since sold the estate to Colle Massari, sits at the end of a long, winding drive in Bolgheri on the Tuscan coast (home of Sassicia). It's a land with a very unusual microclimate, a windy plain 100m above sea level, where the estate gets 300 sunny days a year and a steady breeze. The sun and the wind work together to help their organically grown grapes--Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot and Vermentino--ripen without rot. Add this natural propitiousness to the skills of enologist Maurizio Castelli and winemaker Luca Maronne, and you can see how Grattamacco invariably produces wines that please both enthusiasts and connoisseurs. For example, this pair's tender loving care extends to the point of inventing Rube Goldberg-looking machinery that gently tips the sorted grapes into the maceration vats to keep their skins from bruising and thus releasing harsh tannins. Grattamacco holds unshakeable faith in the terroir of Toscano, particularly as it is expressed in the region’s most emblematic grape, Sangiovese, and the estate shows this commitment in their organic viticulture and traditional vinification practices that include using gravity, natural temperature and humidity in vinifying and refining their wines.

What The Critics Say

91/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni (2013 vintage)

"Dark, fleshy and totally seductive, the 2013 Bolgheri Rosso shows the best Maremma has to offer at this level. The cool vintage has balanced some of the usual raciness and fleshiness of this wine. There is so much to like here, including the price."

91/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner (2016 vintage)

"The Podere Grattamacco 2016 Bolgheri Rosso sees Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Sangiovese. This is a terrific expression that shows harmony and intensity all at once. This wine does not offer overt fruit. Instead, it moves forth with savory tones of spice, leather and tobacco. Black fruit and plum is tucked in there at the back. There is enough texture and natural fiber here to stop the wine from drying out or from feeling flat. This Tuscan blend should hold steady for the better part of the next decade."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Merlot Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Tuscany

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with GAME

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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