2017 Ca'Marcanda (Gaja), Camarcanda, 6x750ml

2017 Ca'Marcanda (Gaja), Camarcanda, 6x750ml

2017 Ca'Marcanda (Gaja), Camarcanda, Bolgheri DOC

Ships May 2021

Availability: En Primeur

Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

Duty Status
From £595.00

Critics Score: 95+

Publication: Antonio Galloni

Drinking Dates: 2022-2035

The 2017 Camarcanda is rich and heady in the glass, with all of the natural radiance of the vintage on full display. Ripe, racy and exotic in its beauty, the 2017 is a prototypical modern Maremma red. Generous fruit, racy contours and lifted savory notes add to its considerable allure. It, too, is arresting in its beauty. The 2017 offers plenty of voluptuousness, but with no excess weight. I loved it. Production is down 40% because of the low production of the year and then severe selection.
2017 Ca'Marcanda (Gaja), Camarcanda, Bolgheri DOC

Winery Notes:
Climate and harvest
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.

Winemaking method
The two varieties ferment and macerate separately for around 15 days. After 12 months of ageing in oak and further 6 months in concrete vessels, they are blended and aged for several months in the bottle before being released.