Gaja - Ca'Marcanda Bolgheri DOC
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Region: Italy / Tuscany
Type: Full-bodied red wine
Vineyards: Located in Castegneto Carducci (Bolgheri).
Soil: Terre bianche, white stony soils, rich in calcareous clay, with good drainage.
Fermentation: The two varieties ferment and macerate separately for around 15 days.
Aging: After 18 months of ageing in oak, they are blended and then aged for several months in the bottle before being released.
Color: Deep purple.
Nose: Earthy and balsamic notes of violet, roots, bark, and sap.
Palate: Rich, with concentrated and crunchy notes of blackberry, blueberry, licorice, flint and red orange. The finish is savory, almost meaty, with a precise note of iron that lingers in the aftertaste. Fine–grained tannins, embraced by a mellow body of strong personality.
Food pairing: Beef, lamb, pasta, veal.