Grattamacco, Bolgheri Superiore
Grattamacco

Grattamacco, Bolgheri Superiore, 2018


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2018
6x75cl
DP
£409.22


Grattamacco, Grattamacco, Bolgheri Superiore, 2018

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Tasting Notes


ABV:
14.5 %

Notes

It is a rare Super Tuscan that is built primarily around freshness. However, the 2018 Grattamacco Superiore is exactly that, as a lifted, highly perfumed Cabernet-scented nose is adorned with touches of mint and herb, violet and blueberries. Though intense it is not overly rich nor glossy, instead there is an openness to the fruit and cracked spices that covers a wash of ripe tannins, comforting nuances of high quality oak and tobacco and a fine tremor of acidity. While there is a lot going on, the natural animation of 2018 makes this easy to drink and enjoy; a classic vintage that winemaker Luca Marrone is confident will go the distance. This is the most charming vintage we’ve ever tasted here. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 15% Sangiovese, the wine spent 18 months in 30% new French oak.


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country:
Italy

region:
Tuscany

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Grattamacco

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


Grattamacco

Grattamacco

This was the second winery to be founded in Bolgheri in 1977 after Tenuta San Guido of Sassicaia fame. The 14 hectares of organically farmed vineyard are situated on top of a hill, facing the sea, between Castagneto Carducci and Bolgheri - 100m above sea level. This unusually high altitude, for Bolgheri at least, and its inland location means that this part of the region is windier and less humid. Ordinarily Sangiovese cannot grow in Bolgheri due to it being very sensitive to humid conditions, however, in Grattamacco’s micro climate it thrives. This is therefore one of the rare wines from the Tuscan coast to have any Sangiovese in it, to the tune of 15%, adding verve to the 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot. The wine is aged for 18 months in barriques, up to a maximum of 40% new barrels.

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