Bolgheri Rosso Superiore Grattamacco 2018

Still red wine, full-bodied and intense, elegant and extremely refined, rich in fruity and balsamic sensations, matured in barriques. 

67.70 €
Immediate availability

Characteristics

Denomination

Bolgheri DOC

Grape varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 20% e Sangiovese 15%

Category

Red Wines

Region

Tuscany (Italy)

Alcohol content

14.5%

Bottle size

75 cl Bottle

Vinification

Spontaneous fermentation in open vats, without temperature control, with manual punching down 2-3 times a day and extended maceration for 3 weeks

Aging

18 months in barriques of first and second passage, 12 months in bottle

Production philosophy

Indigenous yeasts,

Additional notes

Contains sulfites

Awards and accolades

Veronelli
2018
96 / 100
Gambero Rosso
2018
3 / 3
Vitae AIS
2017
Bibenda
2017
Wine Spectator
2016
95 / 100
James Suckling
2017
94 / 100

To enjoy it at its best

Serving temp.
18°-20°C
When to open
To enjoy it at its best, we recommend you to let the wine 'breathe' at least 1 or 2 hours before serving
Glass
Ballon
Ballon

Perfect for robust, full-bodied and intense red wines, which require intense oxygenation to disclose all their deep and complex aromas and enhance the evolution in the glass

When to drink

When to drink

Evolving

Wine good to drink now, but that can have a beautiful evolution after resting for a while in your cellar

You can leave it in your cellar for even more than 7 years

RED WINE BOLGHERI ROSSO SUPERIORE GRATTAMACCO 2018 DESCRIPTION

Having always been an historical brand-name of Bolgheri for the production of structured red wines featuring a wide longevity, Grattamacco estate was born in 1977, atop a hill overlooking the sea between Castagneto Carducci and Bolgheri, 100 meters above the sea level. This strategic location ensures to the 14-hectares vineyard a mild and dry climate, with significant temperature changes especially at the end of summer that can provide a perfect cycle of maturation of the grapes produced here. The agronomic criteria adopted in the vineyard follow practices of organic farming, with low yields per hectare, while the high average age of the vines (25 years) provides an aromatic development of the grapes of great depth. These are the basic prerequisites for the production of Bolgheri Rosso Superiore Grattamacco: fully acclimated on the clay-limestone soils of Bolgheri and only treated with manual procedures in the field, the grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese that flow into this Bolgheri Superiore by Grattamacco undergo alcoholic fermentation in conical wooden vats, while malolactic fermentation coincides with a long aging in oak barrels, capable of giving softness and aromatic sharpness. Consistency, complexity and adherence to the terroir typicity are the basic requirements of this geat red from Bolgheri, true key-wine of Grattamacco's production.

Colour Bright ruby red

Scent Intense and extremely refined, with notes of wild berries and cassis, together with balsamic sensations and a spicy background

Taste Wide and fresh, mineral, with a charming and warm tannic texture

producer: Grattamacco

Main wines
Bolgheri Rosso
Foundation year
1977
Hectares of vineyards
16
Winery-owned grapes
100%
Annual production
120.000 bt
Enologist
Maurizio Castelli e Luca Marrone
Address
Grattamacco, 57022 Castagneto Carducci (LI)

Perfect to drink with

  • Red Meat Stew
  • Game
  • Roasted and Grilled Meat
  • Aged Cheese
  • Pasta Bolognese