Tasting notes: This savory red opens with aromas of dark-skinned berry, cedar, mocha and Mediterranean scrub. The structured, balanced palate delivers blackberry jam, star anise, espresso and white pepper alongside fine-grained tannins.
About the winery:Caiarossa has been making unique wines since the early 2000s, but it wasn't until Dutch entrepreneur Eric Albada Jelgersma bought the estate in 2004 that it started making world-class bottles. The businessman also owns Bordeaux's Chateau Giscours and Chateau du Tertre.
Located in Val di Cecina on the Tuscan coast, the vineyard covers 16 hectares, where a total of 11 grape varieties are planted. According to the winery, each grape is planted based on the soil type that suits it best. All are biodynamically grown. The area is about a half an hour's drive north from the legendary region of Bolgheri, home of such top wines as Sassicaia and Masseto, but a little farther inland.
The winery has two major labels of reds "Pergolaia and its eponymous Caiarossa" with the second being the predominant one.