• Bolgheri Rosso DOC 2019 (BIO)

      Bolgheri Rosso DOC 2019 (BIO)

      Radiant ruby red. On the nose plum, redcurrant, dried cherry and leather. On the palate, full of juice and power, wonderfully harmonious aromas of small red fruits, Mediterranean spices and a restrained tannin structure. A wonderful and balanced representative from Bolgheri, which also comes up with an impressively long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Medium-bodied garnet with a dark core. Discreet aromas of rich blackberry, small blackberry, deep spice, pepper, and damp clay. Draws up agilely, juicy on the finish, fine-mesh tannin, medium weight, presses lightly on the palate again at the back, reverberates on fine herbs." Falstaff

      "Aromas and flavors of crushed blackcurrants and berries to this fresh, medium-bodied red,together with a hint of black tea. Tight, youthful tannins. What's there not to like?" James Suckling

      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 10% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 18 months wooden barrel and barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 34,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 72 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,58
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-006
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09773119 · 0,75 l · 25,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      18,90 €
    • "Grattamacco" Vermentino Bolgheri DOC 2019 (BIO)

      “Grattamacco” Vermentino Bolgheri DOC 2019 (BIO)

      High-quality and rare Vermentino with a straw-yellow colour and a bouquet of white fruits and hazelnut. Floral-fresh, round and ripe on the palate. The well-dosed use of wood gives the wine a fine creamy texture. A persistent, highly elegant Bolgheri Bianco for special occasions. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, intense straw yellow. In the nose strongly pronounced nuances of flint, lime zest, sea salt, wet stone, dark minerality. On the palate taut, straight, precise, with a tactile mineral course, charged with tension until the final, completely positively crosses." Falstaff

      "Rather waxy aromas with lemon curd, lime and some lemon grass. Medium-to full-bodied with layers of fruit, a creamy texture and a delicious finish. Dense for a vermentino. Layered. Savory, almost salty." James Suckling

      "A prestigious property from the ColleMassari group better known for its great reds, Grattamacco is located on low hills with calcareous marl soils - unusual for the Bolgheri DOC. Its Vermentino, fermented and aged partially in barrique, is a wine of impressive structure with an intense mineral character, designed to evolve with time." Decanter

      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Decanter :94 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Vermentino
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 8 months 50/50 stainless steel/barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,35 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,55 g/l
      • Sulfite: 66 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,35
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-006
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      33,90 €
    • "L'Alberello" Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2017 (BIO)

      “L’Alberello” Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2017 (BIO)

      L'Alberello is a beautiful Bolgheri Superiore made primarily from Cabernet. Starts fresh and vehement with warm, dark fruit aromas, then opens up further with a bouquet of herbs, coffee and a pinch of pepper. Remarkably polished and juicy on the palate, everything is in balance, silky and very charismatic on the long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Rich, sparkling ruby with a slight garnet tongue. Intense and clearly marked nose, lush with elderberries and blueberries, lots of tobacco, some cardamom, shows nice game. Round and lush on the attack, opens with fine-mesh tannin, lots of juicy fruit." Falstaff

      "Aromas of spicy blackcurrants and berries. Black cardamom here, too. Full-bodied and layered with compact fruit and very fine-grained tannins. Nice fruit and spice drive through the long finish. This needs a bit of time to come together, but delicious now." James Suckling

      "The 2017 Bolgheri Superiore L’Alberello is gracious, silky and wonderfully nuanced. In 2017, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot is all class. Crushed rose petal, mint, sweet red berry and cinnamon all grace this mid-weight, beautifully perfumed Bolgheri red." Vinous

      "The 2017 Bolgheri Superiore l'Alberello shows a fine and seamless nature that defies this challenging vintage. The vines are planted according to a special spacing method called "settonce" in Italian. This means that each alberello plant (or head pruned vine) is equidistant to the next. In theory, this brings more light and favors even ripening. Indeed, "even" is the word that first comes to mind. The intensity and the dark fruit aromas are nicely spaced out and level." Robert Parker

      "Alberello is the classic Bordeaux blend of Grattamacco in Bolgheri, sourced from a 2ha vineyard planted with bush vines ('alberello'). Clay and earth aromas are joined by intense floral notes of violet. It's a muscular wine, large and powerful, smooth and just chalky on the finish, with an amazing mineral vibrancy." Decanter

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Decanter :95 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 12 months new/used barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,40 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,10 g/l
      • Sulfite: 76 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,31
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-006
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      49,90 €
    • "L'Alberello" Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2018 (BIO)

      “L’Alberello” Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2018 (BIO)

      L'Alberello is a beautiful Bolgheri Superiore made primarily from Cabernet. Starts fresh and vehement with warm, dark fruit aromas, then opens up further with a bouquet of herbs, coffee and a pinch of pepper. Remarkably polished and juicy on the palate, everything is in balance, silky and very charismatic on the long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling, rich ruby with a light garnet shimmer. Very clear and precise nose, of ripe wild raspberries, in addition red and black currant, fine spice. On the palate grippy, dense tannin, shows fine play, very juicy, salty and long lasting in the final." Falstaff

      "The iron, sanguine and cedar notes that mingle with flavors of black currant and black cherry give this red an Old World character. Fluid, complex and harmonious, this is deceptively open now." Wine Spectator

      "This is a really racy and linear red with blackberries, blackcurrants and hints of chocolate and cedar. It's full-bodied with long, firm tannins and an intense finish. Shows coolness and strength but is not overpowering. Nice touch of sage and mint at the end. First year with only cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc." James Suckling

      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:97 points
      • Falstaff:95 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 12 months new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,40 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,10 g/l
      • Sulfite: 76 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,31
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-006
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      49,90 €
    • "Grattamacco 35 anni" Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2017 (BIO)

      “Grattamacco 35 anni” Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2017 (BIO)

      Sparkling ruby red. Fine, elegant bouquet with fruit aromas, notes of coffee and complex spice aromas. The taste is long-lasting, the acidity in perfect balance with tannin and body. A wine with great personality, suitable for long ageing, but also in its youth already a delight. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, rich ruby red. Appealing and clearly marked nose with notes of ripe dark cherries, blackberries and currants. Very juicy and with good tension on the palate, fine, grippy tannin, well-defined, compact berry fruit, firm pressure on the final." Falstaff

      "A beautiful red with berry, spice, light chocolate and clove. Medium-to full-bodied with round tannins and a flavorful finish. Such finesse and beauty for this hot vintage." James Suckling

      "The 2017 Grattamacco is a wine of breadth and power. Wild cherry, spice, sage, mint rose petal, cedar, licorice, sweet pipe tobacco and dried herbs all give the 2017 striking aromatic depth to play off its grand scale. The 2017 is rich and deep, and yet retains striking translucence and wonderful detail." Vinous

      "Lush and saturated with black currant, plum, cedar, iron, tobacco and toasty oak aromas and flavors, this red is bursting with energy and complexity. It's nicely balanced, with a resonant finish that echoes the flavors and goes on and on. Very youthful and fresh." Wine Spectator

      "Congratulations to Grattamacco on the 35th anniversary of this iconic wine. The fruit represents a special selection from over 25 hectares of vines planted in a mix of soils with clay, sandstone, limestone marl and flysch. In fact, the territorial impact on the wine's bouquet is strong with dusty or salty notes that frame dark fruit, dried cherry and toasted spice. This wine shows polished elegance, and that's something that was not easy to achieve in this hot vintage." Robert Parker

      "The contribution of Sangiovese in the blend of Grattamacco makes it a distinctive Bolgheri Superiore. If on the nose Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are prevailing with cassis fruit, cedar and kiwi, full of balsamic depth, the indigenous grape pushes the fragrance of the wine with chewy wild fruit flavours. An exceptional expression in the hot vintage. Complex and layered, without any foursquare character, this organic wine is waiting for extra complexity over its liquorice finish." Decanter

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :95 points
      • Doctor Wine:96 points
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Decanter :96 points
      • Falstaff:96 points
      • Grape Varieties: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 18 months new/used barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 83 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,44
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-006
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "L'Alberello" Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2017 (BIO) <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “L’Alberello” Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2017 (BIO) · MAGNUM in OWC

      L'Alberello is a beautiful Bolgheri Superiore made primarily from Cabernet. Starts fresh and vehement with warm, dark fruit aromas, then opens up further with a bouquet of herbs, coffee and a pinch of pepper. Remarkably polished and juicy on the palate, everything is in balance, silky and very charismatic on the long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Rich, sparkling ruby with a slight garnet tongue. Intense and clearly marked nose, lush with elderberries and blueberries, lots of tobacco, some cardamom, shows nice game. Round and lush on the attack, opens with fine-mesh tannin, lots of juicy fruit." Falstaff

      "Aromas of spicy blackcurrants and berries. Black cardamom here, too. Full-bodied and layered with compact fruit and very fine-grained tannins. Nice fruit and spice drive through the long finish. This needs a bit of time to come together, but delicious now." James Suckling

      "The 2017 Bolgheri Superiore L’Alberello is gracious, silky and wonderfully nuanced. In 2017, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot is all class. Crushed rose petal, mint, sweet red berry and cinnamon all grace this mid-weight, beautifully perfumed Bolgheri red." Vinous

      "The 2017 Bolgheri Superiore l'Alberello shows a fine and seamless nature that defies this challenging vintage. The vines are planted according to a special spacing method called "settonce" in Italian. This means that each alberello plant (or head pruned vine) is equidistant to the next. In theory, this brings more light and favors even ripening. Indeed, "even" is the word that first comes to mind. The intensity and the dark fruit aromas are nicely spaced out and level." Robert Parker

      "Alberello is the classic Bordeaux blend of Grattamacco in Bolgheri, sourced from a 2ha vineyard planted with bush vines ('alberello'). Clay and earth aromas are joined by intense floral notes of violet. It's a muscular wine, large and powerful, smooth and just chalky on the finish, with an amazing mineral vibrancy." Decanter

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Decanter :95 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 12 months new/used barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,40 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,10 g/l
      • Sulfite: 76 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,31
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-006
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09773417 · 1,5 l · 79,93 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      119,90 €
    • "Grattamacco 35 anni" Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2017 (BIO) <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Grattamacco 35 anni” Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2017 (BIO) · MAGNUM in OWC

      Sparkling ruby red. Fine, elegant bouquet with fruit aromas, notes of coffee and complex spice aromas. The taste is long-lasting, the acidity in perfect balance with tannin and body. A wine with great personality, suitable for long ageing, but also in its youth already a delight. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, rich ruby red. Appealing and clearly marked nose with notes of ripe dark cherries, blackberries and currants. Very juicy and with good tension on the palate, fine, grippy tannin, well-defined, compact berry fruit, firm pressure on the final." Falstaff

      "A beautiful red with berry, spice, light chocolate and clove. Medium-to full-bodied with round tannins and a flavorful finish. Such finesse and beauty for this hot vintage." James Suckling

      "The 2017 Grattamacco is a wine of breadth and power. Wild cherry, spice, sage, mint rose petal, cedar, licorice, sweet pipe tobacco and dried herbs all give the 2017 striking aromatic depth to play off its grand scale. The 2017 is rich and deep, and yet retains striking translucence and wonderful detail." Vinous

      "Lush and saturated with black currant, plum, cedar, iron, tobacco and toasty oak aromas and flavors, this red is bursting with energy and complexity. It's nicely balanced, with a resonant finish that echoes the flavors and goes on and on. Very youthful and fresh." Wine Spectator

      "Congratulations to Grattamacco on the 35th anniversary of this iconic wine. The fruit represents a special selection from over 25 hectares of vines planted in a mix of soils with clay, sandstone, limestone marl and flysch. In fact, the territorial impact on the wine's bouquet is strong with dusty or salty notes that frame dark fruit, dried cherry and toasted spice. This wine shows polished elegance, and that's something that was not easy to achieve in this hot vintage." Robert Parker

      "The contribution of Sangiovese in the blend of Grattamacco makes it a distinctive Bolgheri Superiore. If on the nose Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are prevailing with cassis fruit, cedar and kiwi, full of balsamic depth, the indigenous grape pushes the fragrance of the wine with chewy wild fruit flavours. An exceptional expression in the hot vintage. Complex and layered, without any foursquare character, this organic wine is waiting for extra complexity over its liquorice finish." Decanter

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :95 points
      • Doctor Wine:96 points
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Decanter :96 points
      • Falstaff:96 points
      • Grape Varieties: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 18 months new/used barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 83 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,44
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-006
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09772817 · 1,5 l · 106,60 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

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    • "L'Alberello" Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2017 (BIO) <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “L’Alberello” Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2017 (BIO) · 6 Bottles in OWC

      L'Alberello is a beautiful Bolgheri Superiore made primarily from Cabernet. Starts fresh and vehement with warm, dark fruit aromas, then opens up further with a bouquet of herbs, coffee and a pinch of pepper. Remarkably polished and juicy on the palate, everything is in balance, silky and very charismatic on the long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Rich, sparkling ruby with a slight garnet tongue. Intense and clearly marked nose, lush with elderberries and blueberries, lots of tobacco, some cardamom, shows nice game. Round and lush on the attack, opens with fine-mesh tannin, lots of juicy fruit." Falstaff

      "Aromas of spicy blackcurrants and berries. Black cardamom here, too. Full-bodied and layered with compact fruit and very fine-grained tannins. Nice fruit and spice drive through the long finish. This needs a bit of time to come together, but delicious now." James Suckling

      "The 2017 Bolgheri Superiore L’Alberello is gracious, silky and wonderfully nuanced. In 2017, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot is all class. Crushed rose petal, mint, sweet red berry and cinnamon all grace this mid-weight, beautifully perfumed Bolgheri red." Vinous

      "The 2017 Bolgheri Superiore l'Alberello shows a fine and seamless nature that defies this challenging vintage. The vines are planted according to a special spacing method called "settonce" in Italian. This means that each alberello plant (or head pruned vine) is equidistant to the next. In theory, this brings more light and favors even ripening. Indeed, "even" is the word that first comes to mind. The intensity and the dark fruit aromas are nicely spaced out and level." Robert Parker

      "Alberello is the classic Bordeaux blend of Grattamacco in Bolgheri, sourced from a 2ha vineyard planted with bush vines ('alberello'). Clay and earth aromas are joined by intense floral notes of violet. It's a muscular wine, large and powerful, smooth and just chalky on the finish, with an amazing mineral vibrancy." Decanter

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Decanter :95 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 12 months new/used barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,40 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,10 g/l
      • Sulfite: 76 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,31
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-006
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09773317 · 4,5 l · 68,76 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

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    • "L'Alberello" Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2018 (BIO) <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “L’Alberello” Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2018 (BIO) · 6 Bottles in OWC

      L'Alberello is a beautiful Bolgheri Superiore made primarily from Cabernet. Starts fresh and vehement with warm, dark fruit aromas, then opens up further with a bouquet of herbs, coffee and a pinch of pepper. Remarkably polished and juicy on the palate, everything is in balance, silky and very charismatic on the long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling, rich ruby with a light garnet shimmer. Very clear and precise nose, of ripe wild raspberries, in addition red and black currant, fine spice. On the palate grippy, dense tannin, shows fine play, very juicy, salty and long lasting in the final." Falstaff

      "The iron, sanguine and cedar notes that mingle with flavors of black currant and black cherry give this red an Old World character. Fluid, complex and harmonious, this is deceptively open now." Wine Spectator

      "This is a really racy and linear red with blackberries, blackcurrants and hints of chocolate and cedar. It's full-bodied with long, firm tannins and an intense finish. Shows coolness and strength but is not overpowering. Nice touch of sage and mint at the end. First year with only cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc." James Suckling

      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:97 points
      • Falstaff:95 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 12 months new/used barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,40 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,10 g/l
      • Sulfite: 76 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,31
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-006
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09773318 · 4,5 l · 68,76 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping2 units available

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    About the winemakersGrattamaccoTuscany | Bolgheri
    Grattamacco

    The Grattamacco winery was founded in 1977 between the towns of Castagneto Carducci and Bolgheri. Claudio Tipa, a native Sicilian and former industrialist, has been managing the Grattamacco estate in the Bolgheri noble growing area since 2002 - first as tenant - meanwhile as owner with much passion and high competence. It is part of his own small Colle Massari Spa wine empire.
    Tipa's own wine estates Poggio di Sotto in the Montalcino region and Colle Massari in the Maremma region also belong to the Tuscan company, where he is supported by his wife Maria and sister Maria-Iris. Those who visit Grattamacco, located on a hill between Castagneto Carducci and Bolgheri, are rewarded with a marvelous panorama of the Tuscan coast. The extremely charming farm extends over 80 hectares, of which a good 29 hectares are planted with vines and fourteen with olives. Surrounded by 1,200 hectares of woodland, the estate is considered a model for the entire wine-growing zone. Its flagship is the splendid Bolgheri Superiore Grattamacco, which is regularly praised by wine critics.

    The estate owner of Podere Grattamacco is considered by experts as one of the most conscientious and best organized vintners of Italian viticulture. Since Tipa has been running the estate, the elegant drops of the wide-ranging assortment have gained in fascination and stylistic definition, according to wine testers. Before, the owner had done pioneer work for more than 20 years and had decisively contributed to Bolgheri becoming a region of great red wines. Since Claudio Tipa successfully faced the hard competition on the wine market immediately after his entry, the small vintner business has meanwhile left behind its character as a noble niche business.

    On the vineyards, which reach an altitude of about 100-200 meters above sea level, mainly Cabernet Sauvignon is cultivated (share of about 60 percent). Smaller parts are planted with Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. The white grape variety cultivated on the slopes is exclusively Vermentino. The soils of the Grattamacco vineyards are sandy at lower altitudes, lime and marl at higher altitudes.

    In the winery, the utmost care is taken down to the smallest detail. The hand-picked grapes ferment in small wooden vats. The far-sighted winery owner deliberately refrains from adding pure yeasts to control the fermentation. The malolactic fermentation is spontaneous and ends after the wine has already been transferred into barrique barrels. Until the creation of the cuvées, all grape varieties are vinified separately in the estate. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Although Grattamacco dates back to the 1970s and can be considered a long-established winery in Bolgheri, it certainly doesn't lack dynamism and surprising developments." Gambero Rosso

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1977
    • Owner: Claudio Tipa
    • Oenologist: Luca Marrone
    • Annual production: approx. 160,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 29 hektares
    • Organically approved cultivation (ICEA certificate)