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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis 2009
Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis 2009
(search item no. 112093)

PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Light garnet in color. The wine exudes bright and fruity notes 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, its a pleasure to drink from an early age and also has an aging potential of 5-8 years.

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About Gaja:

The story of the Gaja Winery can be traced to a singular, founding purpose: to produce original wines with a sense of place which reflect the tradition and culture of those who made it. This philosophy has inspired five generations of impeccable winemaking. It started over 150 years ago when Giovanni Gaja opened a small restaurant in Barbaresco, making wine to complement the food he served. In 1859, he founded the Gaja Winery, producing some of the first wine from Piedmont to be bottled and sold outside the region. Ever since, the winery has been shaped by each generation’s hand, notably that of Angelo Gaja. Under Angelo's direction, the the native Nebbiolo grape was elevated to world-class esteem.

Today, Angelo Gaja, alongside Guido Rivella, his winemaker since 1970, and his daughter, Gaia, advance their legacy. To fully realize their vision, all Gaja wines are produced exclusively from grapes grown in estate-owned vineyards, including 250 acres in Piedmont's Barbaresco and Barolo districts as well as estates in Pieve Santa Restituta (Montalcino) and Ca’Marcanda (Bolgheri). It is from these storied vineyards, and the earth, weather and vines upon them, that Gaja wines reveal their true heart.