2016 Caiarossa Rosso di Toscana IGT

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  • Margaux Chateau Owner in Toscana
  • 97 pt Vintage, Wine Advocate
  • Magna Grecia, Etruscan Roots
  • Free Shipping on 6 or More Bottles

About the Wine

If you've been to Tuscany, you know magic imbues the air, land, and wine. Owners of the famed Grand Cru Classe properties in Margaux, Ch. Giscours and Ch. du Tertre, were intoxicated by the potential of this property located south of Pisa and purchased it in 2003. After upgrading the property with feng shui inspired new cellars, biodynamic farming, and a crew that included a winemaker with degrees from both Dijon and Bordeaux, Caiarossa was born.

Named after the red earth and the mother of all gods, Gaia, the top wine is a mystical blend of Bordeaux varietals plus Sangiovese.

The winery logo is an actual Etruscan pottery head dating from the 4th Century B.C. that was found on the property.

Note, this is the winery's flagship Caiarossa Caiarossa wine, not their lesser wines. Also worth noting, Bolgheri's famous Supertuscan estates are located a short 25km away.

Aging: 18 months in oak.

Tasting Notes: Red Wine. 

Reviews

Very complex aromas of crushed berries, yet the fresh herbs, dried berries, sandalwood, and Spanish cedar add complexity and brightness. Full-bodied with tannins that melt into the wine. Savory. Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot with a touch of Alicante and Sangiovese. Better after 2021. ~97 James Suckling

This wine is a blend of seven grapes—42% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot, 15.5% Syrah, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 4.5% Sangiovese, and 1% Alicante. This vintage sees a slightly higher percentage of Cabernet Franc than usual, but I am told that the 2018 edition will see more Syrah instead. The bouquet presents a beautiful first wave of dark fruit that pushes the limits of ripeness but remains safely within the realm of elegance. The aromas are balanced and focused with blackberry, cassis, and light touches of salty or rusty mineral. The wine is not too constructed or big in the mouth, rather is shows a delicate level of elegances that absolutely seals the deal. ~96 Robert Parker

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