The Camarcanda DOC Bolgheri has a high complexity and a dense tannin structure thanks to the barren soil in the vineyard. In the nose, the finest aromas of cassis, wild berries, dried plums and black chocolate. On the palate it is full-bodied, with a fine texture and at the same time racy due to its minerality. Long, concentrated finish with soft tannin. Very good shelf life.
The three grape varieties are fermented separately. After the mash fermentation, the assembly takes place in spring. The Camarcanda then matures for 18 months in new and slightly used barriques, followed by 6 months of bottle ageing.
Angelo Gaja was born in Alba in 1940 and today runs the family business in the fourth generation. He is one of the most important wine producers worldwide and is known for his elegant and opulent wines. He was a pioneer in Piedmont for the vinification of single vineyard sites and the subsequent ageing of the wines in barriques. Already more than 20 times he succeeded in achieving the famous "tre bicchieri" awards of Gambero Rosso.
His pomace is exclusively processed by the local Distilleria del Barbaresco into fine grappa.