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Ca'marcanda Camarcanda 2004Ca'marcanda Camarcanda 2004
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Size: 750ml.
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany

WA 92 WE 93


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 vineyard that produces this wine 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.

Color: Deep red.
Aroma: Rich in fruit and multi-layered aromas.
Taste: Complex with a firm tannic structure. Densely woven with an expressive mineral character.

Reviews:

"The estate’s flagship Camarcanda is superb in 2004, in fact it is easily the finest wine Gaja has made in Maremma. This wonderfully detailed, nuanced wine flows from the glass with superb detail and clarity. It is a sweet, layered effort, with notes of sweet dark fruit, toasted oak, menthol, smoke, spices, flowers and minerals framed by silky, finessed tannins. There is plenty of depth and persistence on the palate, yet this remains a wine that is fundamentally about understated elegance, something you don’t see too often in wines from this part of Tuscany. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2024. Angelo Gaja shuttles back and forth from his home base in Piedmont to Tuscany as if his properties were next to each other rather than separated by hundreds of kilometers. Then again, I have seen Gaja drive, and he is just as determined behind the wheel as he is with his wines." -Rated 92, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"What sets Gaja’s super Tuscan apart is the extraordinary softness it offers both on the nose and in the mouth. The wine’s aromas are cushiony and round, including milk chocolate, smooth cherry and silky spice. It tastes like liquid chocolate in the mouth and follows up with plump tannins and chewy succulence. — M.L. (4/1/2008)" -Rated 93, Wine Enthusiast