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Gaja Promis Ca' Marcanda Bolgheri DOC 2015

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Along the Tuscan seaboard extending south from Livorno lies the Maremma. For centuries a marshland, it has established itself over the last quarter century as one of Italy's most prestigious wine regions. It is in this region that Angelo Gaja has begun his new winemaking venture. 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. This 2015 is 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah and 10% Sangiovese aged 12 months in French oak, then blended and aged for several months in the bottle before release. James Suckling scored this 93 points saying "An extremely floral and almost pinot-noir-like wine with fresh rose petals, wild strawberries and red cherries. Medium to full body, fine tannins, a pretty line of acidity and a succulent finish." and the Wine Advocate scored it 91 points and said "Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese are the backbone of the 2015 Promis. Compared to the Bolgheri Rosso Magari, this wine delivers a slightly easier approach with a savory flavor profile. Dried berries and cassis are followed by leather, tobacco and a touch of black tar. This wine is a hair more advanced in terms of its evolution too. The finish offers a moment of austerity with smoky end notes."

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Color: Red
Variety: Other
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External Reviews for Gaja Promis Ca' Marcanda Bolgheri DOC

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/08/2017

Along the Tuscan seaboard extending south from Livorno lies the Maremma. For centuries a marshland, it has established itself over the last quarter century as one of Italy's most prestigious wine regions. It is in this region that Angelo Gaja has begun his new winemaking venture. 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. This 2015 is 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah and 10% Sangiovese aged 12 months in French oak, then blended and aged for several months in the bottle before release. James Suckling scored this 93 points saying "An extremely floral and almost pinot-noir-like wine with fresh rose petals, wild strawberries and red cherries. Medium to full body, fine tannins, a pretty line of acidity and a succulent finish." and the Wine Advocate scored it 91 points and said "Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese are the backbone of the 2015 Promis. Compared to the Bolgheri Rosso Magari, this wine delivers a slightly easier approach with a savory flavor profile. Dried berries and cassis are followed by leather, tobacco and a touch of black tar. This wine is a hair more advanced in terms of its evolution too. The finish offers a moment of austerity with smoky end notes."


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Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2014 10/25/2016

Along the Tuscan seaboard extending south from Livorno lies the Maremma. For centuries a marshland, it has established itself over the last quarter century as one of Italy's most prestigious wine regions. It is in this region that Angelo Gaja has begun his new winemaking venture. 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. This 2014 is 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah and 10% Sangiovese aged 12 months in French oak, then blended and aged for several months in the bottle before release. James Suckling socred it 90 points and said "A soft and fruity red with subtle tannins, light chocolate and currant character. Medium finish. Succulent and delicious. Drink now."


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Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2013 06/23/2016

Along the Tuscan seaboard extending south from Livorno lies Bolgheri. For centuries a marshland, it has established itself over the last quarter century as othe golden coast for the most prestigious Italian wines. It is in this region that Angelo Gaja has begun his new winemaking venture. In 1996, along the road between Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci, Gaja began planting 150 acres of vineyards, primarily. This 2013 is a blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah and 10% Sangiovese aged 12 months in French oak barriques. James Suckling scored this 91 points and the Wine Advocate scored it 92+ saying "Angelo Gaja always presents one of the most exciting tastings of the year. The 2013 Promis (Merlot, Syrah and a small part Sangiovese) reveals all the hallmarks of the excellent vintage. The wine offers a supple and smooth entry that is creamy and delicious. Spice, dark fruit, cherry, blackberry, tar, resin and cola come to attention. The tannins still show some attitude so I would recommend giving this wine a few more years of cellar aging. The intensity, depth and persistency promise many years of forward-looking cellar aging." On Sale!


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Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2012 09/23/2015

Along the Tuscan seaboard extending south from Livorno lies Bolgheri. For centuries a marshland, it has established itself over the last quarter century as othe golden coast for the most prestigious Italian wines. It is in this region that Angelo Gaja has begun his new winemaking venture. In 1996, along the road between Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci, Gaja began planting 150 acres of vineyards, primarily. This 2012 is a blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah and 10% Sangiovese aged 12 months in French oak barriques. James Suckling scored this 92 points as did the Wine Advocate who said "The 2012 Promis IGT (Merlot, Syrah and a smaller component of Sangiovese) does indeed deliver on its promise of Gaja-inspired winemaking excellence. The wine opens to a dark garnet color with nicely balanced aromas of blackberry, red cherry and kirsch. Soft oak contours of tobacco and dark chocolate widen the wine’s aromatic footprint. This is a contemplative and well-executed effort." On Sale!



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