Grattamacco "L'Alberello" Bolgheri Rosso Superiore, Tuscany, Italy 2015
Grattamacco was founded in 1977 and was the second winery of the Bolgheri appellation, following Sassicaia. Grattamacco has lead the region in environmentally responsible farming, and was the first to use an Alberello or head-pruned method in Bolgheri.
The Bolgheri Rosso “L'Alberello” comes from a single high-density vineyard, cultivated with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It is a full-bodied and structured wine, vinified in wood and aged in barrique for 18 months, with fruity and balsamic aromas and a soft, intense and enveloping taste.
Grattamacco 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.