Grape(s): 50% cabernet sauvignon, 20% merlot, 20% cabernet franc, and 10% sangiovese
Localization: Tuscany, Italy
Tasting Notes: The nose is a combo of dark fruits and chocolate with notes of plum and black currants, elegant and full with a fresh balsamic finish given by the Sangiovese. A dense and powerful wine with ripe tannins, juicy and rich with a striking structure. The Grattamacco Rosso is selected for its freshness and drinkability.
Notes: Winemaker Luca Marrone aged it for 10 months in French oak barriques followed by at least 6 months of bottle aging before release.
96 points - James Suckling: A dense and powerful young wine with ripe tannins. Full-bodied, juicy and rich. Striking structure and fruit.
The Domain: Founded in 1977, and acquired by the Tipa Bertarelli Family in 2002, Grattamacco was one of first the two wineries in Bolgheri. A region typically known for Cabernet and Merlot, Grattamacco sets itself apart from surrounding wineries with its winemaking practices using 15% Sangiovese to impart quality and elegance in its wines. Grattamacco was not only the first winery in Bolgheri to use Sangiovese because of its high altitude despite its proximity to the coast, but also the first to plant Vermentino. Grattamacco wines are known for both their power, elegance and complexity that evolves with time.