This wine derives its name from Ca’Marcanda, the winery. Ca’Marcanda is the Piedmontese term for “house of endless negotiations” and it refers to the many hours that Angelo Gaja spent convincing the property’s previous owners to sell the estate to him. This vineyard is from one of the stoniest sites of the Ca’Marcanda estate in Castegneto Carducci (Bolgheri). Its 100% terre bianche (white soils) that are ideal for producing long-lived wines. This is the winery’s flagship wine and is only produced in exceptional years, guaranteeing quality and assurance to buyers and collectors.
Appellation: Bolgheri DOC
Grapes: 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc – 100% Estate fruit
Soil: Terre bianche, white stony soils, rich in calcareous clay, with good 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.
Fermentation: The three varieties are fermented separately and then blended in January or February.
Aging: The wine ages in slightly used barriques for 18 months and undergoes at least 12 months of bottle aging at the winery before being released.
First Vintage: 2000