Caiarossa Pergolaia 2016 - The Grape Tray
Caiarossa Pergolaia 2016
SKU: 1522

Caiarossa Pergolaia 2016

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750ml
$27.95

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Winery Notes:

Sangiovese is the grape variety that forms itself with a classic Tuscan pergolaia accent and its hearty elegance: intense bouquet, soft and enveloping body, sweet tannins, beautiful depth.

Mainly Sangiovese with small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. 

This is an organic wine

Wine Spectator
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Flavors of black cherry and blackberry stand up to the dense tannins in this fresh, deep and intense red, but this is equally about the vibrant acidity driving the fruit, wild herb nuances and spice-infused aftertaste. Sangiovese with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2022 through 2040. 4,700 cases made, 1,200 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, May 27, 2020
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Mostly Sangiovese with the other 30% composed of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Pergolaia is all about matching grapes to soils, a tribute to Tuscany from a French-owned estate better known for its international approach. This vintage has slightly less Sangiovese than usual in order to create a more accessible wine, with more freshness and juiciness. It's almost crunchy in texture, a full-bodied red that covers the whole mouth. The aging is spread out evenly between botte and tonneaux, as they reserved the big wood for the more delicate Sangiovese grape. The fruit here shows perfect ripeness with lots of primary intensity and freshness. It's a versatile red to match with all kinds of pastas and meats. It's ready to open now or to age for just a few more years.

Monica Larner, August 30, 2019