STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
Bolgheri DOC is one of the most thrilling wine producing areas in Italy. In the Maremma on the Tuscan coast the wines emanating are sensational. Neighbours to this property include Sassicaia, Ornellaia, Masseto. Grattamacco is firmly of this ilk. l’Alberello is the 2nd wine of Gratttamacco and is made from the fruit of a 2ha vineyard. Only 8,000 bottles made. Read more.
This Bolgheri Superiore is a true Bordeaux blend, an elegant, robust, opulent and intense red wine. Vineyards are cultivated with an ancestral method called "settonce" with a vine training called Alberello or Bush system. This wine is made from a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc & 5% Petit Verdot.
Its structure is complex and the tannins wonderfully ripe and silky. Notes of blackcurrant, blackberries. Leather and coffee are dominant. Eclectic and full of character on the palate.
Grattamacco claims the distinction of having planted the first head-trained alberello vineyard in the Bolgheri area, in the 1970s, and its fruit has produced a long line of wines wines rated 90+. The 2015 Bolgheri Superiore l'Alberello is among the best I have sampled. The wine opens to harmonious notes of smoke and tar and shows elegant mineral definition with sweet oak spice and lots of rich dark fruit at its core. The blend is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. A mere 8,000 bottles were produced. Robert Parker - 94 pts.