OFFER | Grattamacco's 35th Anniversary Release
We are delighted to offer one of Bolgheri’s most statuesque wines, Grattamacco 2017 at £285 per 6 bottles IB alongside its delicious sibling, 2020 Bolgheri Rosso at £95 per 6 bottles IB.
Situated only a stone’s throw from Ornellaia and Sassicaia, Grattamacco has become one of the top releases from Bolgheri in recent vintages regularly outscoring its illustrious neighbours.
Established in 1977 Grattamacco is Bolgheri’s second oldest estate after Tenuta San Guido (Sassicaia). In 2002 it was purchased by Mario Iris and Claudio Tipa, owners of the iconic Brunello, Poggio di Sotto, and their investment has transformed the fortunes here. Grattamacco’s 25 hectares of steep, hilly vineyards sit at an altitude of 150 metres with the Mediterranean visible from the winery only a mile away. The vines are perfectly exposed to the microclimate here which provides an excellent balance of warm daytime temperatures and cool evenings, something that was of huge significance in 2017.
Climatically 2017 will be remembered across the whole of Tuscany for the extreme drought conditions which lasted from March to September and the hottest summer on record. Grattamacco’s ventilated position and excellent water retention from the sandy, clay-rich soils has allowed it to express its wonderfully nuanced red cherry and dark fruit flavours alongside excellent freshness and concentration. If you enjoy classic ‘Super Tuscan’ Cabernet blends, you will love this wine.
The critics are quick to heap praise on the 2017. Awarding the Grattamacco 95 points, the Wine Advocate’s Monica Larner commends its “polished elegance” whilst Antonio Galloni of Vinous, bestowing the same score, applauds its “striking translucence and wonderful detail”.
We are also delighted to introduce for the first time the 2020 Bolgheri Rosso at £95 IB per 6 bottle case IB, Grattamacco’s sibling produced from the younger vines on the estate. Displaying all the hallmarks of Grattamacco, this supple, layered dark fruit-focused beauty can be enjoyed immediately upon arrival and really offers outstanding value for money at just over £21 per bottle delivered.
NB: WINES AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY FROM JANUARY 2022
Goedhuis, October 2021
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, 10% Sangiovese. With its core of dark cherry, plum and blackcurrant, the Bolgheri Rosso, bearing many of the hallmarks of the Grattamacco, is also elegant and full with fresh balsamic notes that come from the Sangiovese grape. Dense and powerful wine with ripe tannins, this juicy and rich 2020 is a really lovely example and certainly punches way above its ‘entry level’ status.
Goedhuis, October 2021
Concentrated and powerful the Grattamacco 2017 exudes dark blue and red fruits, violet and wild Mediterranean herb flavour. There is such a wonderful sense of energy and freshness to the perfectly balanced palate it would be difficult to place this wine hails from such warm conditions. Although tempting to open now we would recommend 2-3 more years in the cellar to reach its drinking plateau. What a wonderful wine to celebrate Grattamacco’s 35th release
Antonio Galloni, January 2021, Score: 95
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. Drink 2025 - 2037
Wine Advocate, December 2020, Score: 95
Congratulations to Grattamacco on the 35th anniversary of this iconic wine. The 2017 Bolgheri Superiore Grattamacco is an organic blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 15% Sangiovese fermented in open-top oak vats with ambient yeasts and aged in oak for 18 months. 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.
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