2017 - Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore Podere Grattamacco
Colour
Red
Producer
Podere Grattamacco
Region
Bolgheri
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Sangiovese
Drinking
2023 - 2035
Case size
6x75cl
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2017 GRATTAMACCO BOLGHERI SUPERIORE PODERE GRATTAMACCO - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Podere Grattamacco
Region
Bolgheri
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Sangiovese
Drinking
2023 - 2035
Case size
6x75cl
Available Later
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £358.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    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

  • AG

    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

  • WA

    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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Producer

Podere Grattamacco

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. 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.

Region

Bolgheri

The medieval town of Bolgheri was originally made famous by the poet Giosuè Carducci who wrote about the stunning Cypress Avenue, a breathtaking and magical three mile long corridor of trees leading up to the entrance to the village. Swept away to the coastal and most westerly area of Tuscany, Bolgheri has become synonymous with wines known as ‘Super Tuscans'. Composed of classic Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc (intermixed with the occasional Sangiovese), the Super Tuscans began as mere experimentation in the 1960s and 70s. These international French varieties flourished in Bolgheri's warm, yet maritime climate which resulted in unexpected success and reknown. It is here that one finds such famous names as Ornellaia, Tignanello and Sassicaia.