Ca' Marcanda Magari 2018

Producer: Ca' Marcanda

2017 Vintage is 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 accolades:  94+pts Robert Parker and 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 30th with Cabernet Franc and finished on September 15th with Cabernet Sauvignon. 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, shortening the maceration and doing delicate extraction. 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 vintage resulted in extremely low production combined with great quality level.

Vintage: 2018
Production Area: In Bolgheri, both on dark soil rich in lime and clay, and white soil full of limestone, clay and stones. Appellation Bolgheri D.O.P.
Type: Red Table Wine
Alcohol: 14%
Grape Varieties: Merlot-50, Cabernet Sauvignon-25, Cabernet Franc-25
Color: It has a bright and deep colour.
Aroma: The nose is complex with appealing notes of carob and tamarind.
Taste: On the palate, it shows younger and vibrant notes of grapefruit, red orange and Mediterranean botanical herbs. Extremely juicy, with high acidity and fine tannins. The finish is long and has a marked savouriness, which is very typical of Magari.
Cellaring Potential: It has promising aging potential.
Vinification: The three varieties ferment and macerate separately for around 15 days.
Aging: After 12 months of ageing in oak, they are blended and then aged for several months in the bottle before release.
Accolades: Wine Spectator (90 pts), Robert Parker (94 pts), Vinous (92 pts), Vinous (92 pts), James Suckling (92 pts), Vinous (94 pts)