Gaja

Ca'Marcanda Promis Toscana Sangiovese Blend

9.198 ratings
9.07 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese, Merlot, Syrah
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Martin Bergo

Produced since 2000, this Tuscan Gaja-initiative promis-es and delivers a tasty return on my investment of 30 bucks. Mostly merlot and syrah and a-tenth of sangiovese - the grapes are fermented and macerated separately and then put in semi-new barrels for a year and then another in bottle. The nose is extremely floral (almost like Gaja’s more northen wines) and it is only after several whifs that the minerals, mintyness, and red and blue berries come through. Nice and round mouthfeel with smooth tannins and great acidity and fruitiness leaves a satisfying grin on my face. Ready now but will likely evolve, so I’ll revisit in a few years.

Produced since 2000, this Tuscan Gaja-initiative promis-es and delivers a tasty return on my investment of 30 bucks. Mostly merlot and syrah and a-tenth of sangiovese - the grapes are fermented and macerated separately and then put in semi-new barrels for a year and then another in bottle. The nose is extremely floral (almost like Gaja’s more northen wines) and it is only after several whifs that the minerals, mintyness, and red and blue berries come through. Nice and round mouthfeel with smooth tannins and great acidity and fruitiness leaves a satisfying grin on my face. Ready now but will likely evolve, so I’ll revisit in a few years.

1 person found it helpfulJan 18th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Angelo Gaja, owner of Gaja Winery, began a new venture - Ca'Marcanda, Piedmontese term for “house of endless negotiations”-Blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah & 10% Sangiovese, aromas of berry fruits and sweet oak and floral notes. On the palate fresh red berry fruits with a smoky oak character. Fine tannins, lingering, ending with fruit and oak character. Nice! Tasting Sample!

Angelo Gaja, owner of Gaja Winery, began a new venture - Ca'Marcanda, Piedmontese term for “house of endless negotiations”-Blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah & 10% Sangiovese, aromas of berry fruits and sweet oak and floral notes. On the palate fresh red berry fruits with a smoky oak character. Fine tannins, lingering, ending with fruit and oak character. Nice! Tasting Sample!

1 person found it helpfulNov 26th, 2018
Milos Milosevic

Fantastic

Fantastic

May 14th, 2022
Jeff Sadosky

Thanks Steve Haro, nice bottle.

Thanks Steve Haro, nice bottle.

Feb 26th, 2022
Dean

Balanced fruit, smoothly pairing with Italian eggplant dish

Balanced fruit, smoothly pairing with Italian eggplant dish

Feb 19th, 2022
Neal Krishna Devaraj

Decent drinking

Decent drinking

Jul 6th, 2021
Mark Osmers

Very nice blend that is mostly Merlot grapes. Oakey with flavors of dark cherry and a bit of spicy character. Enjoy @ room temp 30 minutes after opening.

Very nice blend that is mostly Merlot grapes. Oakey with flavors of dark cherry and a bit of spicy character. Enjoy @ room temp 30 minutes after opening.

Jun 23rd, 2021
Chris Grimm

Slow oxed. By the last glass was getting delicious cherry pie. On the nose: cherry, baking spice, a touch of oak/vanilla. In the mouth, the acid is just right. Very enjoyable.

Slow oxed. By the last glass was getting delicious cherry pie. On the nose: cherry, baking spice, a touch of oak/vanilla. In the mouth, the acid is just right. Very enjoyable.

Oct 29th, 2020
Jamie Lauder

2106 vintage. Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese blend.
Bright ruby red in the glass. Aromas of ripe plum, blue fruit, milk chocolate and cocoa.
Red/blue fruit, plums and ripe cherry with a bit of smokiness. Nice crisp acidity and a fresh finish.
This wine has an elegance to it from start to finish. Highly recommended.

2106 vintage. Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese blend.
Bright ruby red in the glass. Aromas of ripe plum, blue fruit, milk chocolate and cocoa.
Red/blue fruit, plums and ripe cherry with a bit of smokiness. Nice crisp acidity and a fresh finish.
This wine has an elegance to it from start to finish. Highly recommended.

Sep 9th, 2020
Stanley Lipkin

Very fruit forward. Loads of cherry, some oak

Very fruit forward. Loads of cherry, some oak

Aug 11th, 2019