Gaja, Ca' Marcanda, 'Magari', 2016, Tuscany, Italy


The Magari is the next step up from the Promis in the Ca' Marcanda range - and you can tell. Absolutely divine and often many wine critics and merchants favourite from the estate.

A Cabernet Franc led blend, which is actually very soft, aromatic, and elegant. Lovely balsamic, graphite, and juniper aromas on the nose. With a mellow dark fruit and rhubarb flavour profile. A rounded, textured palate with touches of sour cherry on the finish. Fine tannins, long-lasting, and silky. This is a superb bottle of red wine and one of our favourites. Incredible stuff.

Can be drunk now, but will also benefit from 5-8 years in the cellar or wine fridge.

Gaja are arguably the most sought after and globally revered Italian winery of all. Only a few wineries in Italy have the same level of acclaim and adoration. Originally the winery dates back to 1800s, and is best known for it's Barbaresco wines. However it was Angelo Gaja who joined in 1961 that revolutionised them, and also Italian fine wine in general. He brought new techniques, a philosophy of declassification (he was the first to plant Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon in traditional Piemonte plots),, and attention to quality. Nowadays, the day to day running of the winery is overseen by his daughter Gaia Gaja.

Producer: Gaja (Ca'Marcanda Estate)

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Grapes: Cabernet Franc 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Petit Verdot 10%

Alcohol: 14.0%

Vintage: 2018

Status: None