|Type of Wine||Red|
|Grape||Alicante bouschet Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot Sangiovese|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (14%)|
|Drink window||2023 - 2042|
This Caiarossa Super Tuscan belongs to the top of the Tuscan wines and is invariably very highly rated by renowned wine critics. A blend of a number of different grape varieties, Caiarossa is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Syrah and Alicante, with the saturated and dark fruit flavors of the Cabernet grapes in pole position. The bouquet presents a beautiful first wave of dark fruit that pushes the boundaries of ripeness but remains safely within the realm of elegance. The aromas are balanced and concentrated with blackberries, cassis and light touches of salt or rusty mineral. The wine is not too constructed or big 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.
The 2019 vintage will probably be remembered as one of the most homogeneous and high-quality vintages of recent years. During the summer months average temperatures were recorded with cooler nights with 6 significant rain showers (3 in July and 3 in August) which helped prevent water pressure and created the perfect conditions to start the ripening season. They started harvesting a little later than usual. On September 6, they picked the first Merlot, then in order: Syrah, Sangiovese, Grenache, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, ending with Petit Verdot. The weather conditions were excellent! and time has been taken to select and harvest each grape from each plot in the most harmonious balance of freshness and ripeness. All varieties were vinified separately in cement or wood tanks, with slow fermentation and gentle extractions. As soon as the malolactic fermentation takes place, the final blend is determined and the Caiarossa is mixed. For the 2019, this is a blend of Syrah (26%); Cabernet Franc (24%); Merlot (23%) Cabernet Sauvignon (14%); ; Petit Verdot (7%); Sangiovese (4%); Grenache (2%). Alcohol percentage: 14.5 %. The wine then matures for 14 months in barriques, of which 30% is new oak. After maturation, the wine rests in concrete tanks for two months before being bottled and the wine is bottle-aged for another year, after which this wine is distributed around the world via the Place du Bordeaux.
GOOD FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find all kinds of information about the winery and the wine, including the official fact sheet of the Caiarossa.
• Belongs to the Albada Jelgersma family, owner of Château Giscours
• A blend of 7 different grape varieties to express a strong identity
• Biodynamic practices since 2001, cellars built according to Feng Shui principles
• One of the few vineyards located in the Val di Cecina, near the medieval hamlet of Riparbella, and a stone's throw from Bolgheri
• 1st vintage sold through "La Place" was 2013
• "Super Tuscan" rising star
• Benefits from excellent press reviews
• Has acquired a real international reputation over the years
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.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Grape||Alicante bouschet, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|James Suckling rating||94|
|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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