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Per Bottle: $59.99
Per case of 6: $359.94
 
Producer: Ca' Marcanda
Production Area: In Bolgheri and in the neighboring area of Bibbona, mainly planted on dark soils full of lime and clay. Appellation Toscana I.G.T.
Type: Red Table Wine
Alcohol: 13.5%
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Description

The 2017 Vintage us available by the bottle at the LCBO in the Vintages section,, or by the case through Stem Wine Group - call the office for more info. 416-548-8824. This vintage has been awarded the following accolade:  93pts James Suckling. 2017 is a vintage of very low quantity and an overall “concentration” of: fruit, structure and acidity. Winter and spring were dry and mild (230 mm of rain from May 1st to October 1st) therefore bud break, ripening period and harvest turned to be anticipated of a couple of weeks. Given these peculiar conditions, the aim of both vineyard and winemaking approach was to safeguard the freshness of the wines. Thankfully, at the beginning of September, 50mm of rain decreased the temperatures and helped to reach a full phenolic ripeness of the grapes. The early harvest started on August 17th with Merlot and finished on September 15th with Sangiovese. The quantity resulted in a 40% decrease of the production due to the small size of bunches and green harvest. We handled the grapes with particular care, applying extremely soft pressing of the bunches and shortening the maceration process. The wines reached good results, with intense fruity, spicy, herbal and mineral aromas and flavours. The 2017 wines feature a bright and intense colour along with a concentrated, powerful, yet balanced, character. Overall, the 2017 resulted in extremely low production combined with great quality level.    

Color

Bright and deep colour.

Grape Varieties

Grape %
Merlot 55
Syrah 35
Sangiovese 10

Aroma

The nose shows straightforward hints of dried flowers, pollen and sweet spices. The aromas are subtle and elegant.

Taste

On the palate the wine is not overloaded, showing austerity and an upright structure. The palate is also full of the typical notes of the local Mediterranean bushes and berries. The harmony between good acidity and firm tannins is a premise for an excellent aging potential.

Vinification

The three varieties ferment and macerate separately for around 15 days. After 12 months of ageing in oak, they are blended and then aged for several months in the bottle before release.
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