Grattamacco 2014

 Incl. VAT & DPA case of 6 Bottles (75cl)
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A Super Tuscan with Beautifully Integrated Oak

Grattamacco was first founded in 1977 on a hill overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea in the Bolgheri Superiore appellation of Tuscany. The estate's first wine produced in 1982. During the 1970's, Grattamacco - along with other prestigious Super Tuscans, like Sassicaia, revolutionised Tuscan viticulture by blending international grape varieties with Tuscany's flagship Sangiovese. Today, the Grattamacco property includes 14 hectares of vines, grown in three distinct soils (silt and red sandy soil, calcareous flysch and sandy calcareous flysch) and managed according to the principles of organic viticulture. The fruit for Grattamacco's Bolgheri Superiore is manually harvested from a 10-hectare plot at an altitude of 100 metres above sea level, where the vines are 20 years old, on average. The fruit undergoes open must fermentation in cone-shaped fermentation barrels before malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. This wine spends 18 months in barrique of one or two previous uses and is then further refined in the bottle for at least 12 months before it is commercially released.

The blend of the Grattamacco 2014 consists of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 15% Sangiovese. In the glass, this wine displays a dark ruby red colour. The nose reveals intense aromas of fruit, along with hints of balsamic and Mediterranean scrubland. The oak is beautifully integrated here, offering a smoky note on the finish. On the palate, this Super Tuscan is quite austere and fresh, with a pleasant tannic structure and nice acidity stretching across a long and persistent finish, peppered by spice. This wine will age very nicely for 12-15 years. A true classic, perfect for any special occasion.

Parker : 93 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Here is another one of those vintage-defying wines to emerge from a very challenging growing season with lots of rain and below average temperatures. The 2014 Bolgheri Superiore Grattamacco benefits from extreme fruit selection and careful management in the winery. This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese from one of the most celebrated estates on the Tuscan Coast. The bouquet is full and generous. It peels back with thick intensity revealing luscious tones of blackberry fruit with spice, leather and tobacco. There is structural firmness here but the tannins are well integrated within the fleshiness of the wine.
TuscanyBolgheri Superiore
Alcohol
14

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Organic wines

Wine Spectator
92

Country
Italy

Wine certification
DOC

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Sangiovese

Area
Tuscany

Appellation
Bolgheri Superiore

Color
Red

Producer
Grattamacco

Parker
93

Allergens
Contains sulphites