Founded in 1977, and acquired by the Tipa Bertarelli Family in 2002, Grattamacco was one of first the two wineries in Bolgheri. A region typically known for Cabernet and Merlot, Grattamacco sets itself apart from surrounding wineries with its winemaking practices using 15% Sangiovese to impart quality and elegance in its wines. Grattamacco was not only the first winery in Bolgheri to use Sangiovese because of its high altitude despite its proximity to the coast, but also the first to plant Vermentino. Grattamacco wines are known for both their power, elegance and complexity that evolves with time.
wine produced from the oldest Vermentino vineyards in Bolgheri, the oldest of which is 30 years old. Located at 330 ft. above sea level, on a natural terrace overlooking the sea, situated on soil characterized by calcareous marl and flysch mixed with clay. The temperate Mediterranean climate and the frequent sea breezes help the organic cultivation of the vineyard, congenial instrument to preserve the authentic character of the terroir of the Grattamacco hill.
The harvest, strictly done by hand, is conducted in a series of three passes through the vineyard in the month of September to ensure optimal ripeness and only the best berries. The vinification is carried out ⅔ in barrels and ⅓ in steel. The wine ages for 8 months before bottling with frequent batonnage of the lees.
A white wine of exquisite aromatic complexity and depth. On the palate, Grattamacco Bolgheri Vermentino expresses a saline minerality and rigorous freshness, with a supple and creamy texture and remarkable longevity. This wine can be paired with any fish.
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