2017 Caiarossa

64.95 53.68
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Toscana
Winery Caiarossa
Year 2017
Grape Alicante bouschet Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot Sangiovese
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2021 - 2040
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This Super Tuscan belongs to the top of the Tuscan wines and is invariably rated very highly by renowned wine critics. Caiarossa is a blend of a number of different grape varieties, namely Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Alicante. The 2016 has a slightly higher percentage of Cabernet Franc than usual, The bouquet presents a beautiful first wave of dark fruit that pushes the limits of ripeness, but remains safely within the realm of elegance. The aromas are balanced and concentrated with blackberries, cassis and slight notes of salt or rusty mineral. The wine is not too constructed or large on the palate, but rather shows a delicate level of elegance. In short, a wine with a perfect balance and excellent quality with always high scores for this Super Tuscan.

Vineyard for 2017 Caiarossa

The domain Caiarossa is located in a beautiful Tuscan village called Riparbella. The name Caiarossa is an ode to the soil. It consists of quartz and (pebble) stones, with an intense red (rosso) color. Caia comes from the Greek word Gaia, 'mother earth'. Caiarossa has been owned by the Albada Jelgersma family since 2004, which also includes Château Giscours and Château Du Tertre, both located in Margaux.

Caiarossa has about 40 hectares and is located on the west side of the hill, with the Mediterranean Sea on the other side. Various grape varieties have been planted here, such as Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. From the end of August to the end of November, people work hard to harvest the grapes, which is all done manually. After harvest, the grapes soak and ferment for about 4 weeks in concrete or wooden tanks. In order to get the best expression of the terroir in the wine, a spontaneous fermentation is chosen. Subsequently, a malolactic fermentation takes place and the wine continues to mature in the cellars. Caiarossa not only works biodynamically, but also according to the ancient Chinese art "Feng Shui". The shapes, colors, light and materials in the wine cellars are all adapted to this.

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Toscana
Winery Caiarossa
Grape Alicante bouschet, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2017
Drinking as of 2021
Drinking till 2040
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 96
James Suckling rating 93
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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