The Ca'Marcanda estate is located not far from Bolgheri. Angelo Gaja acquired this property in 1996 and planted about 120 hectares of vines there. The choice of grape varieties was based on a selection of international plants, namely Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This region of Italy offers an ideal climate for the cultivation of these grape varieties. Nevertheless, Angelo Gaja wishes to produce wines that express the terroir, while remaining elegant and fresh.
Angelo Gaja is a renowned producer in Barbaresco in Piedmont. He took over the family estate in 1961. It was in the mid-90s that he decided to buy an estate in Tuscany.
Additional tasting notes
Color : Light garnet
Nose : Intense, with forest fruits, blackcurrant and spices.
Mouth : Full and round, it offers a nice intensity and a very long finish.
Alcohol level : 14%
Winemaking : The 3 grape varieties are fermented separately. Aged for 12 months in new and used barrels.
Food pairing : Lamb, boar and hunting meats
Aging potential : 10 to 15 years
Tuscany has a long and rich history of wine-growing. The Etruscans took the cultivation of vines to unprecedented levels of perfection that was warmly appreciated by the Romans and, later on, the nobility in Florence, for which quality was ...More infos
The history of the Gaja family goes back to 1859, when the estate was founded by Giovanni Gaja. After the 2nd World War, Giovanni Gaja, the founder's grandson, undertook a series of plot acquisitions in order to make a qualitative leap in ...More infos