The playful name of this wine was inspired by the sea breeze, sun, and cheerful and light-hearted outlook of the Tuscan coast. “Vistamare” 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 touched by the saltine air and brilliant colors of the Tuscan sea. 2016 is a vintage of concentration and power. Vistamare is a very limited production wine and the only white wine produced by the Ca‘ Marcanda estate, providing wine collectors with a true gem: Angelo Gaja’s exclusive expression of Tuscan white wine.
Appellation: Toscana IGT
Varieties: 60% Vermentino and 40% Viognier
Vineyards: Various estate-owned sites
Color: Clear and bright green-lemon
Tasting Notes: This wine is balanced in all its components—It shows a ripe fruit expression, with notes of stone fruits (white peach and apricot), honey and a particular floral character (blossom and jasmine). The finish is sweet and fresh at the same time.
Fermentation: The two varieties are fermented separately, Vermentino in steel vats and Viognier in wood.
Vinification: Before being blended together Vermentino ages for six months in stainless steel tanks, while Viognier instead ages in oak casks for 6 months.
First vintage produced: 2009