Thursday, January 10, 2013

When it Comes to Wine

Gaja Ca’ Marcanda “Promis” Maremma, 2010
Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis
Gaja Ca'Marcanda "Promis" 2010

At the start of a new year we have expectations and hopes about what’s to come.  This blend of Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese from one of Italy’s premier winemaking families was given the propriety name “Promis”, denoting the promise of quality along with the reward of excellence and diligence. 

The grapes are sourced from vineyards lying in the terre brune, or brown soil of the 250-acre estate in the Maremma region of Tuscany, where the mineral content yields wines with a more pronounced tannic structure and character. Promis is a medium bodied, fruit-forward wine with aging potential but also very drinkable in youth. 

It exhibits the supple and round flavors of Merlot along with a delicate hint of crushed black pepper you expect from Syrah, with the dried fruit on the finish characteristic of Sangiovese.  It’s a perfect wine to accompany those New Year’s resolutions …

I’ve got a bottle waiting for you,

John Toigo
Wine Director and Assistant General Manager

John Toigo