Gaja Ca’Marcanda Magari 2016, Bolgheri, Italy
The history of innovation in wine production that lies behind the Gaja name is legendary in the industry. Family owned and first founded in 1859 with the Gaja Winery in Barbaresco, the Gaja family have been growing vines and making wine for five generations.
From the planting of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay in the hallowed soils of Piedmont to the unheard of blending of Barbera grapes with Nebbiolo, Angelo Gaja has consistently challenged the Italian wine making tradition and mindset, with, most importantly, superb results.
We are proud to stock the excellent wines of the Gaja estate in Ca’Marcanda, Tuscany, produced from non-indigenous internationally renowned varieties and demonstrating that there is so much more to this wonderful region than Sangiovese, wonderful as it can be! The Ca'Marcanda range which means the 'house of endless negotiations' is so called following the 18 trips required to finalise the acquisition of this 100ha Bolgheri estate.
Magari is a brilliant example and a must try for Italian wine lovers.
Magari means if only it were true!, an expression used often in Italian to express desire, hope, and a vision of a bright future. The 2016 is a fulfilling vintage. Embracing, structured, voluptuous, and lively.
Magari’s international and widely appealing grape varietals offer a fresh approach to Italian wines and a lushness that is attractive to a broader wine drinker.
Grapes were grown in Bolgheri, both on dark soil rich in lime and clay, and white soil full of limestone, clay and stones. Separate fermentation for the three varieties, of around 15 days. After 12 months of ageing in oak, they are blended and then aged for several months in the bottle before release.
Bright and deep color. The 2016 Magari shows a complex character without being brash. The nose is rich and concentrated, it starts fresh to then develop balsamic notes, and scents of graphite, juniper and liquorice. Then it turns into a more mellow character with dark fruit and rhubarb. The palate is sweet and voluminous, with notes of mulberry and sour cherry. Fine-grained, silky tannins. Long-lasting, sapid final.
|Wine||Gaja Ca’Marcanda Magari|
|Grape Variety||Cabernet Franc 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Petit Verdot 10%|
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