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. The grapes are grown in the terre brune (rich, dark soils) which consist primarily of loam and clay. The climate – hot summer days, freshened by brisk sea air and cool nights – is ideal for the grapes grown here. Juiciness and concentration are the features of the 2015 vintage which shows elegance and drinkability. Promis offers the elegance and suppleness of Merlot and Syrah, complemented by the vibrant structure of Sangiovese, Tuscany’s emblematic grape. This wine drinks well at an early age.
Appellation: Toscana IGT
Grapes: 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah, 10% Sangiovese
Color: Deep garnet color
Aroma: The nose is rich with notes of licorice, sage and thyme. Its specific Mediterranean character is balanced with intense aromas of well-ripe small dark berries.
Soil: Loam- and clay-rich terre brune, brown soils.
Tasting notes: A medium bodied wine with silky tannins and refreshing acidity. It opens with sweet and juicy notes of blackberry and black cherry, and then it ends with a pleasant salty and savory hint.
Fermentation: The three varieties are fermented separately, for around 15 days.
Aging: Aged in slightly used barriques for 12 months followed by several months of bottle aging before release.