Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis Toscana IGT 2016, Tuscany, Italy
PRESS: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 93 points. "There is a lovely delicateness and softness to the 2016 Promis. The IGT appellation used here reflects fruit (a blend of Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese) sourced from Bibbona. The Promis has always seen Merlot in a leading role. This is a full and complete wine with nice roundness and bright freshness on the close. It is the most immediate and food friendly of these offerings from Ca'Marcanda."
Region/Appellation: Toscana IGT
Country Hierarchy: Tuscany, Italy
Grape/Blend: 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah, 10% Sangiovese
Wine Style: Red - Bold and Structured
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
The 2016 Promis opens with floral aromas of wild rose and violet, then it turns into a more earthy bouquet with hints of maritime pine, eucalyptus, roots, wet stones. The palate is fresh and juicy, with notes of red and black fruits – raspberry, wild strawberry and mulberry. Creamy, smooth tannins. The final is sapid with a peculiar smoky and spicy character. With its notes of rosemary, wild fennel, embers, the 2016 Promis perfectly mirrors the Mediterranean scrubland which surrounds it.