Gallico Toscana IGT, the new Petit Verdot of Tenuta Campo al Mare, represents a rarity of oenology in the Bolgheri wine scene. rarity in the Bolgheri wine scene. The pure vinification of this grape is, in fact, very unusual not only in Tuscany. A challenge, therefore, but also a new opportunity to create an excellence by returning a leading role to a vine considered of minor importance.
The Petit Verdot vine is part of the history of the Bolgheri area, where the perfect territorial and environmental potential is combined with an ancient winemaking culture. A unique terroir that manages to enhance the most intimate essence of the vineyards. This also applies to the Petit Verdot, for a single-variety wine, made exclusively from grapes grown in our Tenuta Campo al Mare.
This name pays homage to the origins of the vine, Aquitaine, the ancient Gaul, home of the great Bordeaux wines, but also to the rural, ancestral, bucolic character of this wine. Its birth is, in fact, pays homage to the know-how oenology, to the peasant experience, to the enhancement of the territory and its heritage.
Gallico is vinified through a maceration of about 30 days in order to extract all the fruit and vegetable aromas that characterise these grapes. After the first racking, the aging continues in wooden barrels – barrique and tonneau of 225 and 500 litres – for about a year and a half.
Gallico Toscana IGT 2019 is an extremely original wine, strongly characterised by its grape variety. The first vintage reveals hints of rhubarb, dried tea, aromatic herbs, but also pepper and aubergine. In the mouth there are aromas of pepper and cinnamon, with evident and silky tannins, but never astringent. The colour is reddish with purple reflections.
Like all important red wines, it can be paired with traditional meat dishes, but it can also be tasted alone, in a moment of meditation or at the end of an evening with friends. This is a wine that really has something to say, “noisy” in the mouth and nose.