2005 Gaja Ca Marcanda Promis

SKU #1030963

In Maremma Angelo Gaja has begun a new winemaking venture. His aim is to transfer the experience of his Piedmontese culture to the this part of coastal Tuscany. The Maremma provides a perfect opportunity to apply this experience to growing international varieties. In 1996, along the road between Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci, Gaja began planting 150 acres of vineyards, primarily with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, but also Cabernet Franc and Syrah. The 2005 Promis is a blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah and 10% Sangiovese, the three varieties are fermented separately and then blended in January or February after harvest. Aged for 18 months in new and slightly used barriques, followed by several months of bottle aging. According to the Wine Spectator: "Aromas of plum and meat follow through to a full-bodied palate, with soft tannins and a fresh, clean finish. Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese. Best after 2009." (10/07)

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Super Tuscan