The proprietary name Promis (pronounced proh-MEESS) was created by the Gaja family to denote commitment, expectation, fulfillment, and hope. The promise of quality and the reward of diligence and excellence.
Grapes: 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah, 10% Sangiovese
Soil: Loam- and clay-rich terre brune, brown soils, and sandy soils lying closer to the seaside.
Tasting notes: A delightful wine that combines elegance and suppleness of Merlot and Syrah with the austerity of Sangiovese. Balanced and approachable in its youth with considerable aging potential (5-8 years).
Magari means if only it were true!, an expression used often in Italian to express desire, hope, and a vision of a bright future.
Grapes: 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc
Soil: Loam- and clay-rich terre brune, brown earth, ideal for the cultivation of wines with pronounced minerality and notes of goudron and tar.
Tasting notes: With its lush Merlot fruit and its spicy Cabernet character, Magari expresses the essence of Bolgheri, rich and well-rounded, with an elegant, silky finish.
The winery’s flagship wine takes its name from the estate, the ca’ marcanda, the house of endless negotiations.
Grapes: 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc
Soil: Terre bianche, white stony soils, rich in calcareous clay, with drainage ideal for the cultivation of long-lived, structured wine.
Tasting notes: Complex with powerful tannic structure, dense, with an expressive mineral character. Rich fruit and nuanced aromas with a long concentrated finish.
The playful name of this wine was inspired by the sea breeze, sun, and cheerful and light-hearted outlook of the Tuscan coast.
The term means sea view and is often used by the coastal hoteliers to entice would-be guests, even though their rooms may only offer a limited view of the Mediterranean.
The vineyards used for Vistamare actually enjoy a panoramic view of the Tuscan horizon and their grapes are gently inebriated by the saltine air and brilliant colors of the Tuscan sea.
Winery: CA’ MARCANDA, Castagneto Carducci, Upper Maremma, Tuscany.
Appellation: TOSCANA, Indicazione Geografica Tipica.
Varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Vermentino, and Viognier, in different percentages depending on the vintage.
Vineyards: Mainly white soil, rich in limestone and clay, and dark soil rich in clay and sand.
Vinification: The grape varieties are fermented separately and then blended together before being aged briefly in cask.
Tasting notes: The acidity and freshness of Vermentino embrace the roundness of Viognier while the aromatic notes of the Sauvignon Blanc impart complexity and freshness.
First vintage produced: 2009