As one of the region’s historic properties, Grattamacco remains the only producer in Bolgheri to stay loyal to Sangiovese in its flagship wine – a factor we think only enhances its distinctly Italian character amongst the Bordeaux-styled wines of the region.
The winery is ‘low tech’ with a simple approach: natural yeasts, gravity feed and fermentation in small open truncated cone-shaped oak vats, resulting in the gentlest possible extraction. The flagship wine, Bolgheri Rosso Superiore, is 65% Cabernet, 20% Merlot and 15% Sangiovese from the estate’s oldest vines (minimum 20 years). Concentrated and complex aromas range from blackberry, bramble and blueberry with perfectly integrated oak and elegant, sweet spicy notes. For a wine with great ageing capacity, it is incredibly enjoyable in its youth.
Bolgheri Rosso, their ‘vino secondo’, is 60% Cabernet, 20% Franc, 10% Merlot and 10% Sangiovese. Less time in oak makes this a more fruit-forward wine with a distinct Tuscan flavour of dark berry fruits, leather, spice and grilled herb