Gaja Ca Marcanda 2017 Magari
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Magari is the middle of the three reds that Gaja produces at Cà Marcanda and made from Cabernets Franc & Sauvignon with a splash of Petit Verdot. The clay and gravel of Bolgheri is the perfect home for these varieties, coupled with the warmth of the nearby Mediterranean for the ripeness and the coolness of the mountains in the evening for the development of the aromatics. 2017 was a warm vintage in this, and most other parts of Italy and Gaja describes the vines as looking like bonsai trees: small bunches, small berries and little foliage. In 2017 the problem was not ripeness is was obtaining balance and Gaja has achieved that with quite impressive mastery.
The wine is deep and dense with beautifully polished tannins, silkiness and concentration, but with the telltale flamboyance of perfume that reminds you that you are in Tuscany. At a push you could just about enjoy this right now, but best with some years in the cellar where it will unfold further and tame the not-insignificant tannins.