Caiarossa – Caiarossa 2011

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James Suckling 93pts

The purest expression of our vineyards, Caiarossa shows all the complexity and the nobility of our land. The seven varieties in the blend weave together a perfect tapestry of the estate’s terroir. A true expression of the luxury of nature.

Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Alicante.

Podere Serra all’Olio.

By hand, for about 6 weeks from the end of August until the beginning of October.

A first time in the vineyard and then in the cellar on the sorting table before and after destemming.

Caiarossa has been making unique wines since the early 2000s, but it wasn’t until Dutch entrepreneur Eric Albada Jelgersma bought the estate in 2004 that it started making world-class bottles. The businessman also owns Bordeaux’s Château Giscours and Château du Tertre.

Located in Val di Cecina on the Tuscan coast, the vineyard covers 16 hectares, where a total of 11 grape varieties are planted. According to the winery, each grape is planted based on the soil type that suits it best. All are biodynamically grown. The area is about a half an hour’s drive north from the legendary region of Bolgheri, home of such top wines as Sassicaia and Masseto, but a little farther inland.

The winery has two major labels of reds – Pergolaia and its eponymous Caiarossa – with the second being the predominant one.

This top wine of Caiarossa is a fascinating blend of eight grape varietals namely, sangiovese, cabernet franc, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, alicante, petit verdot, syrah and mourvedre. Made from biodynamically grown grapes, the 2011 is just amazing, with fabulous depth of fruit and refined structure.

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