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Bolgheri Rosso

SKU 400000002866
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The Grattamacco winery is located about an hour away by road from Castello ColleMassari. It dates back to 1977 and it lies on a rise between Castagneto Carducci and Bolgheri, enjoying a panoramic view of the Tuscan coast. The Grattamacco vineyards are located at an altitude of about 100m above sea level, in a wonderfully protected position over one of Bolgheri's only two hills. Its neighbours in this location are those other wineries that, along with Grattamacco, make the name Bolgheri internationally renowned. This area benefits from a dry climate with considerable temperature fluctuations and is famous for its great wines. Unlike other Tuscan wine-producing areas, such as Chianti or Montecucco, Sangiovese is still also cultivated here, but increasingly less frequently. The central types are the Bordeaux-Blend types: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Cabernet Franc. So, all robust red wine types from which robust and long-lasting wines are vinified. The property has been part of the ColleMassari Group since 2002.

About the Vineyard

A wine produced from vineyards placed at 100 and 200 meters above sea level with soils characterized by conglomerates and clays mixed with calcareous marly flysch. The climate is Mediterranean temperate with frequent sea breezes. A viticulture based on methods and principles totally respectful of the environment allows a spontaneous production of the grapes never excessive, essential reason to guarantee the authentic expression of the terroir of origin.

Wine Production

The grapes are harvested manually in vineyards with an average age of 23 years. The fermentation took place in steel vats and the refinement continued for 8 months in barrique. Wine bottled the first week of September 2018.

Tasting Notes

The 2017 harvest will surely be remembered as the most precocious of all time, started with the first Merlot on August 17th and ended on September 21st with the last Cabernet Sauvignon. A providential help for the ripening of the grapes arrived thanks to the rains that fell during the first half of September which allowed to slow down the harvest and calmly pick up the remaining grapes. Even in a rather caloric vintage, however, freshness and pleasant taste that characterize the territoriality of this wine stand out. Typical balsamic notes of Mediterranean spices and small red fruits. Agile and persistent character.

Food Pairing

It combines perfectly with typical Tuscan dishes and is excellent throughout the meal for its freshness and its versatile character.

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