Magari means if only it were true!, an expression used often in Italian to express desire, hope, and a vision of a bright future.
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.
50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc
"The 2008 Magari is more complex and layered than the 2009. Sweet menthol, licorice, black cherries and tobacco come together beautifully in this delineated, nuanced Magari. A melange of smoke, tar and licorice adds elements of darkness and intrigue on the finish. Magari is 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc that spends 18 months in French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018. These new releases from Angelo Gajaâ€™s Maremma property are quite successful. That said, it is interesting to note that Caâ€™Marcanda (the winery) is one of the few properties in Maremma to place such a high emphasis on Merlot, which is the main grape in all three of the estateâ€™s reds. Because of that, these wines arenâ€™t as differentiated as those of neighboring properties. By now, I think it is also quite clear that, with few exceptions, Merlot is an excellent component in Maremma wines, but rarely the most exciting leading player."
The Wine Advocate
"A dense red, boasting concentrated plum and blackberry flavors paired up with a strong dose of new oak. Well-integrated overall, and moderately long. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2013 through 2020. 2,500 cases imported."