Ca’ Marcanda Gaja Bolgheri DOP 2019 Cl 75
This wine is named after Ca’Marcanda, the winery. Ca’Marcanda is the Piedmontese term for “house of endless negotiations” and refers to the many hours Angelo Gaja spent convincing the previous owners of the property to sell it to him. This vineyard comes from one of the oldest sites on the Ca’Marcanda estate in Castegneto Carducci (Bolgheri). Its 100 percent white soils (white soils) are ideal for producing long-lived wines. This is the flagship of the winery and is produced only in exceptional years, ensuring quality and safety for buyers and collectors.
Both winter and spring temperatures have been cooler than usual. The growing cycle, which thus started late, then accelerated from the end of May when temperatures rose rapidly. The summer weather was sunny and stable, lasting until the end of the harvest, which was excellent in all respects.
Denomination: Bolgheri PDO
Soil: White, stony soils, rich in calcareous clay, with good drainage, ideal for growing long-lived structured wines.
Tasting Notes: Compared to the previous vintage, the higher percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the 2015 Camarcanda leads to a precise and direct character. The nose opens with earthy and balsamic notes of violets, roots, bark and sap. The palate is rich, with concentrated, crisp notes of blackberry, blueberry, licorice, flint and blood orange. The finish is savory, almost meaty, with a definite iron note that lingers in the aftertaste. Fine-grained tannins embraced by a soft body with strong personality. The backbone of this wine is the solid structure perfectly balanced by the concentration of fruit. Remarkable aging potential.
Vineyards: planted on white soils rich in limestone, solid clay and stones.
Fermentation: the two varieties ferment and macerate separately for about 15 days.
Aging: after 18 months of aging in oak, they are assembled and then left to age for several months in the bottle before being released.
First vintage: 2000