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Along the Tuscan seaboard extending south from Livorno lies the Maremma. For centuries a marshland, it has established itself over the last quarter century as one of Italy's most prestigious wine regions.

The area boasts an excellent climate for growing international grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah. Hot summer days are freshened by brisk sea breezes and cool nighttime temperatures, ideal for fully ripened grapes.

The alluvial soil is unique in that it consists of two distinct types: terre brune ("dark earth", predominately loam and clay, with very little limestone or stone) and terre bianche ("white earth", primarily clay and sand, rich in limestone and filled with abundant stones and pebbles of different sizes).

It is in this region that wine icon Angelo Gaja, owner of the Gaja Winery, began a new winemaking venture — Ca'Marcanda. His aim was to transfer the experience of his Piemontese culture to the Maremma - to first acquire a thorough understanding of the potential of the different soil types and then to emphasize their specificity and uniqueness in the wines that are produced. The Maremma provides a perfect opportunity to apply this experience to growing international varieties. In 1996, along the road between Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci, Gaja began planting 150 acres of vineyards, primarily with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, but also Cabernet Franc and Syrah.

While created from international varieties, the wines are not intended to vanish into the universe of international taste. The wines reflect the best of Bolgheri's terrior: fully ripened fruit with balanced acidity.

The classic label of Gaja inspired the design of the new labels: geometric, with contrasting colors and minimal wording.
 

Fact Sheet

Brand: Ca'Marcanda
Founded:
1996
Terlato Representation:
Since 2001
Location:

Castagneto Carducci (Bolgheri), Tuscany

Brand Capsule:
Flagship Product:
Magari
Price Point:
$45-$143

Wines:

  • Promis
  • Magari
  • Camarcanda
  • Vistamare
Winemaker:
Vineyard:

In 1996, Angelo Gaja purchased his second Tuscan property called Ca’Marcanda, located in Castagneto Carducci in Bolgheri. The focus at Ca’Marcanda is on international grape varieties, and the estate’s 150 acres are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah vines.

Ownership:

Ca’Marcanda was founded by wine icon Angelo Gaja in 1996, as a way for him to apply his experience to growing international varietals in the Maremma.

Vistamare

Vistamare

The playful name of this wine was inspired by the sea breeze, sun, and cheerful, lighthearted 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 salt air and brilliant colors of the Tuscan sea.

Wine Notes
Lemon color
Complex and fresh aromas of citrus, ripe melon and mineral notes.
The freshness of Vermentino embraces the roundness of Viognier.
Fact Sheet
  • Vermentino
  • Viognier
The grape varieties are fermented separately. Before being blended together Vermentino ages in stainless steel tanks, Viognier in oak casks for 6 months.
Vistamare

The playful name of this wine was inspired by the sea breeze, sun, and cheerful, lighthearted 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 salty air and the brilliant colors of the the Tuscan sea.

Wine Notes
Lemon
Generous bouquet of peach, apricot, sage and marine notes revealing a fresh, rounded and lingering taste in the mouth.
The freshness and herbaceous notes of Vermentino combine with the remarkable complexity and roundess of Viognier.
Fact Sheet
  • 60% 
    Vermentino
  • 40% 
    Viognier
The two varieties are fermented separately, Vermentino in steel vats and Viognier in wood.
The Vermentino ages for 6 months in steel and the Viognier in oak before being blended.
Vistamare

“Vistamare” means “a view of the sea,” and the grapes in this wine are gently touched by the salt air of the Tuscan sea. Bright lemon-yellow with an aroma of fresh citrus, ripe melon and mineral, the wine has a crisp light-bodied texture and round finish.

Wine Notes
Complex, Fresh, Crisp
Citrus, Melon, Mineral
Fact Sheet
Vistamare

The playful name of this wine was inspired by the sea breeze, sun, and cheerful, lighthearted outlook of the Tuscancoast. “Vistamare” means sea view and is often used by the coastal hoteliers to entice would-be guests, even thoughtheir rooms may only offer a limited view of the Mediterranean. The vineyards used for Vistamare actually enjoy apanoramic view of the Tuscan horizon and their grapes are gently touched by the salt air and brilliant colors of theTuscan sea.

Wine Notes
Lemon
Notes of citrus and white flowers. Aromatic herbs, such as rosemary and sage, convey the surrounding Mediterranean forest. White stone fruits and a slight scent of honey counterbalance the Viognier aromatic side.
The vibrant acidity of Vermentino completes the mouthfeel with elegance and liveliness.
Fact Sheet
  • 60% 
    Vermentino
  • 40% 
    Viognier
The two varieties are fermented separately, Vermentino in steel vats and Viognier in wood.
The Vermentino ages for 6 months in steel while Viognier in oak before being blended.
1,000
Vistamare

The playful name of this wine was inspired by the sea breeze, sun, and cheerful, lighthearted outlook of the Tuscancoast. “Vistamare” means sea view and is often used by the coastal hoteliers to entice would-be guests, even thoughtheir rooms may only offer a limited view of the Mediterranean. The vineyards used for Vistamare actually enjoy apanoramic view of the Tuscan horizon and their grapes are gently touched by the salt air and brilliant colors of theTuscan sea.

Wine Notes
Lemon
Notes of citrus and white flowers. Aromatic herbs, such as rosemary and sage, convey the surrounding Mediterranean forest. White stone fruits and a slight scent of honey counterbalance the Viognier aromatic side.
The vibrant acidity of Vermentino completes the mouthfeel with elegance and liveliness.
Fact Sheet
  • 60% 
    Vermentino
  • 40% 
    Viognier
The two varieties are fermented separately, Vermentino in steel vats and Viognier in wood.
The Vermentino ages for 6 months in steel while Viognier in oak before being blended.
1,000
Vistamare

The playful name of this wine was inspired by the sea breeze, sun, and cheerful, lighthearted 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 salt air and brilliant colors of the Tuscan sea. 2016 is a vintage of concentration and power.

Wine Notes
Clear and bright green-lemon
Nose of white flowers and crispy citrus fruit from the Vermentino, and melon, apricot and plum from the Viognier.
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.
Fact Sheet
  • 60% 
    Vermentino
  • 40% 
    Viognier
The two varieties are fermented separately, Vermentino in steel vats and Viognier in wood.
The Vermentino ages for 6 months in steel while Viognier in oak before being blended.
1,000
Vistamare

The playful name of this wine was inspired by the Tyrrhenian sea breeze, sun, and cheerful, lighthearted 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 salt air and brilliant colors of the Tuscan sea.

 

 

Wine Notes
Clear and bright green-lemon
This wine opens with intense floral notes of acacia and linden flowers.
On the palate, it is fresh and compact with notes of bergamot, pear, nectarine and white currant. Then it shifts towards a more mineral and spicy character, with notes of flint, rosemary and saffron.
Fact Sheet
  • 40% 
    Vermentino
  • 40% 
    Viognier
  • 20% 
    Fiano
Fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks and barrels.
1,000

Camarcanda

Camarcanda

The winery's flagship wine takes its name from the estate, the ca'marcanda, the house of endless negotiations. The name refers to the many hours that Angelo Gaja spent convincing the property's previous owners to sell the estate vineyard that produces this wine to him. This vineyard is one of the stoniest sites of the Ca'Marcanda estate in Castegneto Carducci (Bolgheri). Its 100% terre bianche (white soils) are ideal for producing long-lived, structured wines.

 

Wine Notes
Deep red
Rich in fruit and multi-layered aromas.
Complex with firm tannic structure. Densely woven with an expressive mineral character.
Fact Sheet
  • 50% 
    Merlot
  • 40% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 10% 
    Cabernet Franc
The three varieties are fermented separately and then blended in January or February after harvest.
The wine ages in new and slightly used barriques for 18 months and undergoes at least 12 months of bottle aging at the winery before being released on the market.
2,400
Camarcanda

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) are ideal for producing long-lived wines.

Wine Notes
Deep red
Rich in fruit and multi-layered aromas.
Complex with a firm tannic structure. Densely woven with an expressive mineral character.
Fact Sheet
  • 50% 
    Merlot
  • 40% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 10% 
    Cabernet Franc
The three varieties are fermented separately and then blended in January or February.
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.
1,000
Camarcanda

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) are ideal for producing long-lived wines.

Wine Notes
Deep red
Rich in fruit and multi-layered aromas.
Complex with a firm tannic structure. Densely woven with an expressive mineral character.
Fact Sheet
  • 50% 
    Merlot
  • 40% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 10% 
    Cabernet Franc
The three varieties are fermented separately and then blended in January or February.
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.
1,000
Camarcanda

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) are ideal for producing long-lived wines.

Wine Notes
Deep red
Rich in fruit and multi-layered aromas.
Complex with a firm tannic structure. Densely woven with an expressive mineral character.
Fact Sheet
  • 50% 
    Merlot
  • 40% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 10% 
    Cabernet Franc
The three varieties are fermented separately and then blended in January or February.
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.
Camarcanda

This wine derives its name from Ca’Marcanda, the winery. CaMarcanda 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 Castagneto Carducci (Bolgheri). Its 100% terre bianche (white soils) are ideal for producing long-lived wines.

In respect to the previous vintage, the higher proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Camarcanda 2015 leads to a precise and straightforward character. Richness  and concentration are the features of the 2015 vintage, which shows structure and elegance, with drinkability now but a long life ahead.

 

Wine Notes
Deep red
The nose opens with loamy and balsamic notes of fresh earth, violet, wild herbs and forest floor.
The entry and mid-palate are rich, and concentrated, with notes of blackberry, blueberry, licorice, flint and blood orange.
Fact Sheet
  • 80% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 20% 
    Cabernet Franc
The two varieties ferment and macerate separately for 15 days.
After 18 months ageing in oak, the two varieties are blended together and then aged for several months in the bottle before being released.
Camarcanda

This wine derives its name from Ca’Marcanda, the winery. CaMarcanda is the Piedmontese term for “house of endless negotiations” and refers to the many hours that Angelo Gaja spent convincing the property’s previous owners to sell the estate to him. Camarcanda is sourced from one of the stoniest sites of the entire estate, based in Castagneto Carducci in the World famous Bolgheri region on the west coast of Tuscany. The vineyards selected for this bottling are at the base of the hills, composed of 100% terre bianche  (white soils), primarily limestone and calcareous ancient sea floor fossils. These soils are ideal for producing rich, structured long-lived red wines.

 

The previous vintage, 2015, introduced our new blend direction for this wine, with a higher percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. Coupled with the Cabernet Franc, these wines are more precise and straightforward. With the warm weather we experienced in both years, the wines clearly show off the great potential of the Bolgheri terroir, by far the best expressions of this label to date. The wine will have a very long life ahead, easily 15 to 20 years, probably longer if cellared properly.

 

 

Wine Notes
Deep red
Ripe red fruits and loamy balsamic notes open up to hints of fresh violets and strawberry, typical of great Cabernet Franc. These aroma’s are embracing and persistent as well
Blackberry, blueberry, licorice and blood orange flavors persist through the lengthy finish, leaving no doubt about this wines strong personality.
Fact Sheet
  • 80% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 20% 
    Cabernet Franc
The two varieties ferment and macerate separately for 15 days.
After 18 months ageing in oak, the two varieties are blended together and then aged for several months in the bottle before being released.
Camarcanda

The winery's flagship wine takes its name from the estate, the ca'marcanda, the house of endless negotiations. The name refers to the many hours that Angelo Gaja spent convincing the property's previous owners to sell the estate vineyard that produces this wine to him. This vineyard is one of the stoniest sites of the Ca'Marcanda estate in Castegneto Carducci (Bolgheri). Its 100% terre bianche (white soils) are ideal for producing long-lived, structured wines.

Wine Notes
Deep red
Rich in fruit and multi-layered aromas.
Complex with firm tannic structure. Densely woven with an expressive mineral character.
Fact Sheet
  • 50% 
    Merlot
  • 40% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 10% 
    Cabernet Franc
The three varieties are fermented separately and then blended in January or February after harvest.
The wine ages in new and slightly used barriques for 18 months and undergoes at least 12 months of bottle aging at the winery before being released on the market.
Camarcanda

The winery's flagship wine takes its name from the estate, the ca'marcanda, the house of endless negotiations. The name refers to the many hours that Angelo Gaja spent convincing the property's previous owners to sell the estate vineyard that produces this wine to him. This vineyard is one of the stoniest sites of the Ca'Marcanda estate in Castegneto Carducci (Bolgheri). Its 100% terre bianche (white soils) are ideal for producing long-lived, structured wines.

Wine Notes
Deep red
Rich in fruit and multi-layered aromas.
Complex with firm tannic structure. Densely woven with an expressive mineral character.
Fact Sheet
  • 50% 
    Merlot
  • 40% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 10% 
    Cabernet Franc
The three varieties are fermented separately and then blended in January or February after harvest.
The wine ages in new and slightly used barriqeus for 18 months and undergoes at least 12 months of bottle aging at the winery before being released.
2,400
Camarcanda

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 vineyard that produces this wine. The deep red wine offers a layered aroma of lush ripe fruit and a complex structure with firm tannins and expressive mineral character.

Wine Notes
Lush, Layered
Ripe Fruit, Minerals
Fact Sheet

Magari

Magari

Magari means if only it were true!, an expression used often in Italian to express desire, hope, and a vision of a bright future. Ca'Marcanda's unique combination of terre brune (dark soils: loam and clay) and terre bianche (white soils: stones and pebbles) is reflected in Magari.

Wine Notes
Deep garnet with blue tinges
Lush Merlot fruit and spicy Cabernet aromas.
Magari showcases the essence of the upper Maremma. It's a full, rich, well-rounded wine with an elegant, silky finish.
Fact Sheet
  • 50% 
    Merlot
  • 25% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 25% 
    Cabernet Franc
Separate fermentation for the three varieties, which are blended in the January or February after the harvest.
The wine ages in new and slightly used barriques for a period of 18 months and undergoes no less than six months of bottle aging before it is shipped.
Magari

Magari means if only it were true!, an expression used often in Italian to express desire, hope, and a vision of a bright future. The soil is made of loam and clay-rich terre brune, brown earth, ideal for the cultivation of wines with pronounced minerality and notes of goudron and tar. With its lush Merlot fruit and its spicy Cabernet character, Magari expresses the essence of Bolgheri, rich and well-rounded, with an elegant, silky finish.

Wine Notes
Deep garnet with blue tinges
Lush Merlot fruit and spicy Cabernet aromas.
Magari showcases the essence of the upper Maremma. It's a full, rich, well-rounded wine with an elegant, silky finish.
Fact Sheet
  • 50% 
    Merlot
  • 25% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 25% 
    Cabernet Franc
Separate fermentation for the three varieties, which are blended in the January or February after the harvest.
The wine ages in new and slightly used barriques for a period of 18 months and undergoes no less than six months of bottle aging before it is released.
20,000
Magari

"Magari" – “if only”– is deep garnet with blue tinges. The aroma is full of lush Merlot fruit and spicy Cabernet notes. The texture is full and rich, with a silky, well-rounded finish.

Wine Notes
Rich, Lush
Rich, Lush
Fact Sheet
Magari

Magari means if only it were true!, an expression used often in Italian to express desire, hope, and a vision of a bright future. The soil is made of loam and clay-rich terre brune, brown earth, ideal for the cultivation of wines with pronounced minerality and notes of goudron and tar. With its lush Merlot fruit and its spicy Cabernet character, Magari expresses the essence of Bolgheri, rich and well-rounded, with an elegant, silky finish.

 

Wine Notes
Deep garnet with blue tinges
Lush Merlot fruit and spicy Cabernet aromas.
Magari showcases the essence of the upper Maremma. It's a full, rich, well-rounded wine with an elegant, silky finish.
Fact Sheet
  • 50% 
    Merlot
  • 25% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 25% 
    Cabernet Franc
Separate fermentation for the three varieties, which are blended in the January or February after the harvest.
The wine ages in new and slightly used barriques for a period of 18 months and undergoes no less than six months of bottle aging before it is released.
20,000
Magari

Magari means if only it were true!, an expression used often in Italian to express desire, hope, and a vision of a bright future. The soil is made of loam and clay-rich terre brune, brown earth, ideal for the cultivation of wines with pronounced minerality. With its lush Merlot fruit and its spicy Cabernet character, Magari expresses the essence of Bolgheri, rich and well-rounded, with an elegant, silky finish.

Wine Notes
Deep garnet with blue tinges
Lush Merlot fruit and spicy Cabernet aromas.
Magari showcases the essence of the upper Maremma. It's a full, rich, well-rounded wine with an elegant, silky finish.
Fact Sheet
  • 50% 
    Merlot
  • 25% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 25% 
    Cabernet Franc
Separate fermentation for the three varieties, which are blended in the January or February after the harvest.
The wine ages in oak for a period of 12 months and undergoes several months of bottle aging before it is released.
5,000
Magari

Magari means if only it were true!, an expression used often in Italian to express desire, hope, and a vision of a bright future. The vineyard blocks that make up this blend are further away from the nearby sea, closer to the fertile hillside. The loamy, clay-rich soils here are known as terre brune meaning dark brown earth, ideal for the cultivation of wines with richness, depth and minerality. The 2015 Magari is marked by a change in blend. Over 20 years of learning on this property have brought many discoveries, an exciting one being the profound excellence of Cabernet Franc. As the vines have aged and reached further maturity, it has become apparent that this varietal can really shine in a starring role, hence the blend change. Beginning with the 2015 vintage, Magari will be predominantly Cabernet Franc with a small addition of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot rounding out the blend. Juiciness and concentration as well as elegance and drinkability are the features of this vintage.

Wine Notes
Deep and vivid purple
The increased proportion of Cabernet Franc gives a fresh and botanical nuance to the bouquet, with notes of rose petal, violet, eucalyptus, and blood orange peel.
The initial palate impression is invitingly savory,followed by clean and intense flavors of ripe blackberry, dark cherry, and blueberry. Firm and fine-grained tannins, coming from the new blend of the two Cabernet varieties.
Fact Sheet
  • 10% 
    Petit Verdot
  • 30% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 60% 
    Cabernet Franc
Separate fermentation for the three varieties, around 15 days.
The wine ages in oak for a period of 12 months and undergoes several months of bottle aging before it is released.
5,000
Magari

Magari means if only it were true!, an expression used often in Italian to express desire, hope, and a vision of a bright future. The soil is made of loam and clay-rich terre brune, brown earth, ideal for the cultivation of wines with pronounced minerality. With its lush Merlot fruit and its spicy Cabernet character, Magari expresses the essence of Bolgheri, rich and well-rounded, with an elegant, silky finish. The 2014 vintage was an overall small crop due to the challenge of a very cool and rainy year. However, the wine is pleasing, expressing intense and mineral flavors.

Wine Notes
Deep and vivid purple
Features the fresh and floral character of Cabernet Franc. Complex aromas of balsamic herbs, notably mint and eucalyptus, ink and sweet spices. Hint of anise and dill, lavender and violet flowers.
Juicy and sweet, with notes of crunchy black cherry. Well balanced and harmonic in the finish.
Fact Sheet
  • 50% 
    Merlot
  • 25% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 25% 
    Cabernet Franc
Separate fermentation for the three varieties, around 15 days
The wine ages in oak for a period of 12 months and undergoes several months of bottle aging before it is released.
Magari

Magari means if only it were true!, an expression used often in Italian to express desire, hope, and a vision of a bright future. The vineyard blocks that make up this blend are further away from the nearby sea, closer to the fertile hillside. The loamy, clay-rich soils here are known as terre brune meaning dark brown earth, ideal for the cultivation of wines with richness, depth and minerality. The 2016 is marked as a fulfilling vintage. Embraced, structured, voluptuous and lively.

Wine Notes
Bright and deep color
The nose is rich and concentrated, it starts fresh to then develop balsamic notes and scents of graphite, juniper and licorice then turning into a more mellow character with dark fruit and rhubarb.
The palate is sweet and voluminous, with notes of mulberry and sour cherry. Fine-grained, silky tannins with a long-lasting, sapid finish.
Fact Sheet
  • 60% 
    Cabernet Franc
  • 30% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 10% 
    Petit Verdot
The three varieties ferment and macerate separately for 15 days.
After 12 months of ageing in oak, the three varieties are blended and then aged for several months in the bottle before release.

Promis

Promis

The proprietary name Promis (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 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. Promis is balanced and approachable in its youth with considerable aging potential (5-8 years).

 

Wine Notes
Light garnet
Bright and fruity with a jammy nose.
A delightful wine that combines the elegance and suppleness of Merlot and Syrah with the austerity of Sangiovese.
Fact Sheet
  • 55% 
    Merlot
  • 35% 
    Syrah
  • 10% 
    Sangiovese
The three varieties are fermented separately and then blended in January or February following harvest.
Aged in slightly used barriques for 12 months followed by several months of bottle aging before release.
25,000
Promis

The proprietary name Promis (pronounced proh-MEESS) was created by the Gaja family to denotecommitment, expectation, fulfillment, and hope. The promise of quality and the reward of diligence andexcellence. 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.

Wine Notes
Light garnet
Bright and fruity with a jammy nose.
A delightful wine that combines the elegance and suppleness of Merlot and Syrah with the austerity of Sangiovese. Balanced, almost musical, it's a pleasure to drink from an early age and also has an aging potential of 5-8 years.
Fact Sheet
  • 55% 
    Merlot
  • 35% 
    Syrah
  • 10% 
    Sangiovese
The three varieties are fermented separately and then blended in January or February following harvest.
Aged in slightly used barriques for 12 months followed by several months of bottle aging before release.
6,666
Promis

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.

Wine Notes
Deep garnet color
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.
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.
Fact Sheet
  • 55% 
    Merlot
  • 35% 
    Syrah
  • 10% 
    Sangiovese
The three varieties are fermented separately, around 15 days.
Aged in slightly used barriques for 12 months followed by several months of bottle aging before release.
Promis

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. The 2014 vintage was an overall small crop due to the challenge of a very cool and rainy year. However, the wine is pleasing, expressing intense and mineral flavors.

Wine Notes
Bright and lively purple
Sweet notes of blackberry and black cherry, followed by typical Syrah spiciness – notably cinnamon, black pepper and clove.
The Merlot core of the wine is open and fulfilling, lightened by the juiciness from Sangiovese. The finish is remarkably fresh, with notes of moist earth, fresh-cut grass and roots.
Fact Sheet
  • 55% 
    Merlot
  • 35% 
    Syrah
  • 10% 
    Sangiovese
The three varieties are fermented separately, around 15 days.
Aged in slightly used barriques for 12 months followed by several months of bottle aging before release.
Promis

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. 2016 was a fulfilling vintage. Embracing, structured, voluptuous and lively.

Wine Notes
Deep garnet color
The wine opens with floral aromas of wild rose and violet, then it turns into a more earthy bouquet with hints of maritime pine, eucalypt and roots.
The palate is fresh and juicy, with notes of red and black fruits - raspberry, wild strawberry and mulberry. Creamy, smooth tannins. The finish is sapid with a smoky and spicy character.
Fact Sheet
  • 55% 
    Merlot
  • 35% 
    Syrah
  • 10% 
    Sangiovese
The three varieties ferment and macerate separately for 15 days.
After 12 months of ageing in oak, they are blended and then aged for several months in the bottle before release.
Promis

The proprietary name Promis (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 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. Promis is balanced and approachable in its youth with considerable aging potential (5-8 years).

Wine Notes
Light garnet
Bright and fruity with a jammy nose.
A delightful wine that combines the elegance and suppleness of Merlot and Syrah with the austerity of Sangiovese.
Fact Sheet
  • 55% 
    Merlot
  • 35% 
    Syrah
  • 10% 
    Sangiovese
The three varieties are fermented separately and then blended in January or February following harvest.
Aged in slightly used barriques for 12 months followed by several months of bottle aging before release.
Promis

An abbreviation of the Latin word for promise – "promissio" – Promis is a light garnet wine with a bright, fruity aroma and deep jammy flavors. The texture is supple and elegant, with a balanced body and lingering finish.

Wine Notes
Bright, Supple, Balanced
Jammy
Fact Sheet