Gaja Ca' Marcanda Promis 750ml 2012
Sku: 42897
Promis, from the Latin abbreviation, promissio, meaning promise truly lives up to its name. The grapes are grown in the terre brune (rich, dark soils) of the Ca'Marcanda vineyard. The soil cons ...more
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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Toscano
Grape Varietal: Merlot,Sangiovese,Syrah
Type: Still wine
Reg. $59.99
On Sale $44.99
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Vinous 88 points - The 2012 Promis is a very pretty, fresh wine with considerable near term appeal. Freshly cut flowers, mint and sweet red cherries are laced together in a floral supple Bolgheri red to drink now and over the next few years. The addition of Sangiovese to the blend seems to contribute freshness and energy.  (Sep 2014)

Wine Advocate 92 points - Angelo Gaja’s Ca’Marcanda estate has hit its stride with this latest set of wines. His management of the 2011 heat is impressive, resulting in wines with power and finesse. Ca’Marcanda never seems to get the attention it deserves, and the wines are indeed pricy. Nonetheless, they are among the finest expressions on the Tuscan coast. (Oct 2014)

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Promis, from the Latin abbreviation, promissio, meaning promise truly lives up to its name. The grapes are grown in the terre brune (rich, dark soils) of the Ca'Marcanda vineyard. The soil consists primarily of loam and clay. The climate--hot summer days, freshened by brisk sea air and cool nights--is ideal for the grapes grown here.
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Along the Tuscan seaboard extending south from Livorno lies the Maremma. For centuries a marshland, it has established itself over the last quarter century as one of Italy’s most prestigious wine regions. The area boasts an excellent climate for growing international grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah. Hot summer days are freshened by brisk sea breezes and cool nighttime temperatures, ideal for fully ripened grapes. The alluvial soil is unique in that it consists of two distinct types: terre brune (”dark earth”, predominately loam and clay, with very little limestone or stone) and terre bianche (”white earth”, primarily clay and sand, rich in limestone and filled with abundant stones and pebbles of different sizes). It is in this region that wine icon Angelo Gaja, owner of the Gaja Winery, began a new winemaking venture Ca’Marcanda. His aim was to transfer the experience of his Piemontese culture to the Maremma - to first acquire a thorough understanding of the potential of the different soil types and then to emphasize their specificity and uniqueness in the wines that are produced. The Maremma provides a perfect opportunity to apply this experience to growing international varieties. In 1996, along the road between Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci, Gaja began planting 150 acres of vineyards, primarily with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, but also Cabernet Franc and Syrah. While created from international varieties, the wines are not intended to vanish into the universe of international taste. The wines reflect the best of Bolgheri’s terrior: fully ripened fruit with balanced acidity. The classic label of Gaja inspired the design of the new labels: geometric, with contrasting colors and minimal wording.