Grattamacco - 2019 - L'Alberello - 750 ml.
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Sangiovese
Vintage: 2019 - Size: 750 ml. - Type: RedGrattamacco Bolgheri Superiore L'Alberello shows a deep purple core with ruby reflections. The wine is generous and silky on the palate with rich aromas and flavors of wild blackberries and plums, black pepper, and balsamic. The structure is defined by dense, yet soft tannins and a mouthwatering acidity that is marked by a sense of saltiness. A long and harmonious finish presupposes a very long life of development.
A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc, the 2019 Bolgheri Superiore l'Alberello is a special expression of place. The wine is born in a two-hectare plot that is entirely planted to long rows of alberello (bush-trained) vines at a low 30 meters above sea level with predominately clay soils. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel, and the wine ages in barrique for a standard 18 months. This vintage is very generous and broad in terms of aroma and texture, with finely polished tannins. There are in fact two phases to this wine: a creamy start and a silky end. It shows impressive length and polish. With very low yields of one kilo of fruit per plant, that means each vine makes one bottle of wine.
James Suckling: 97
Lots of redcurrants and roses on the nose, following through to a medium to full body with firm, silky tannins that run the length of the wine. Firm and polished with excellent length. From organically grown grapes. Give this three or four years to soften. Best after 2025.