Caiarossa Pergolaia 2018
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93/100 – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
92/100 – James Suckling
90/100 – Wine Spectator
“Tasted from vat, the Caiarossa 2018 Pergolaia is mostly Sangiovese with smaller parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc. This wine opens to a mid-weight approach and a bright bouquet colored by notes of cherry, wild plum, tilled earth and pressed violet or blue flower. The wine wraps over the palate with delicate, silky intensity.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“A fresh, linear Tuscan red with berries, strawberries and hints of chocolate powder. Medium bodied, round and delicious. Energetic and tangy. Orange peel. 80% sangiovese, 15% cabneret sauvignon and 5% merlot.” – James Suckling
“A compact style, boasting black cherry, blueberry, leather, oak spice, earth and tobacco flavors, with rustic tannins lending support. This is fresh and long. Patience required. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2023 through 2030.” – Wine Spectator
Tasting Note: Following the Tuscan tradition, Sangiovese dominates in this blend, shaping Pergolaia into a wine of intense bouquet, seductive body with soft tannins and superb depth. 80% Sangiovese with 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot, from the Podere Serra all’olio and Podere Nocolino vineyards.
Winemaking Notes: Harvested by hand in September. Maceration on the skins between 15 and 25 days. Alcoholic fermentation in concrete tanks of 50 hectoliters (only indigenous yeast) at controlled temperature, max. 28°C. Two pumping-over a day for about 7 to 10 days, then once a day until the end of maceration. Malolactic fermentation in concrete tanks and wooden casks. Aged mainly in old tonneaux of 500L for about 12 to 14 months, then 10 months in concrete or wooden tanks of 25 HL.
Certification: Organic, Biodynamic
Variety: Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Region: Tuscany, Italy