Vermentino is a grape that loves the sea. Grattamacco was the first Estate in the area that understood the incredible potential of Vermentino and developed this grape that today has become very popular in the all coastal area.
Colour: Brilliant, intense straw yellow.
Aroma: Hints of rosemary, resin, sea salt, as well as lime and pink grapefruit.
Palate: A rich and elegant white wine with a creamy texture but fresh and juicy as well. A tasty white wine with a distinctive character that should be enjoyed with fine food. Pairs well with grilled fish, seafood and white meat, try this wine with foie gras as well.
Grape Varieties: 100% Vermentino
Aging: 50 % in stainless steel and 50 % in used French oak barrique, where the wine ages for 8 months with frequent batonnage.
Awards: 93pts – Falstaff
History of Grattamacco
Grattamacco is the second oldest Bolgheri estate, founded in 1977 by Piermario Meletti Cavallari, who came from Lombardy. Grattamacco’s mission is to lead the success of this incredible area, going beyond the typical Bordeaux varieties-based blends to embrace Sangiovese and Vermentino as well. The Estate lies in a protected area on one of Bolgheri’s only two hills, a location famous for its ancient history and the particular soil here is of utmost importance. Grattamacco is part of the ColleMassari group since 2002.
The estate is found in a hilly place by the same name, where the vineyards face towards the mountains and are grown between 100 and 150 m asl; Claudio Tipa planted two new vineyards, one even higher, at 200 m asl in the Casa Vecchia area, and another along the Via Bolgherese. The name Grattamcco refers to the “macco”, a mineral which was scraped away (“grattato”) during the iron working process carried out by the Etruscans on these hills.