Red Wine Italy
Podere Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore from Bolgheri
What Makes This Wine Popular?
This Podere Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore from Bolgheri is renowned for its unique and complex flavor profile. It has a deep ruby red color, with aromas of ripe cherry and blackberry, as well as hints of earthy spices and dark chocolate. On the palate, it is full-bodied with velvety tannins and a long finish that lingers on the tongue. This stunning wine is a true pleasure to sip and savor - no wonder it's so popular!
A Little Trivia
At Podere Grattamacco, the wine is made with a combination of indigenous grape varietals and some international varieties. The winery also grows its own vegetable garden, called Giardino di Grattamacco, where they grow all the ingredients necessary for their homemade sauces and desserts.
History of This Wine
Podere Grattamacco is a family-run winery located in the Bolgheri region of Tuscany, Italy. Founded in 1978 by the Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta and his wife, the winery has been producing award-winning wines ever since.
The Podere Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sangiovese grapes grown on the estate’s vineyards. The wine has become one of the most sought-after wines from Bolgheri and is known for its intense aromas and flavors of ripe red fruits, spices, and herbs.
Notable vintage years include 2007, which was awarded 95 points by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate; 2010, which was awarded 97 points by James Suckling; and 2012, which was awarded 96 points by Wine Spectator. In 2017, Podere Grattamacco was awarded “Winery of the Year” at Vinitaly International Academy Awards.
What To Serve With This Wine?
Podere Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore is a medium- to full-bodied red wine with flavors of dark fruit, leather, and spice. It pairs well with hearty dishes such as grilled steak, roasted lamb, and wild game. It also goes well with rich pasta dishes like lasagna or eggplant parmesan. For cheese pairings, try aged cheddar or Parmigiano Reggiano.