A Bordeaux blend of Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Indaco is super smooth, open-knit to begin with, displaying ripeness and the warmth of this vintage, but also with more savoury notes, leather, cedar, with some some good grip, becoming more and more delicious. You can tell your friends this is the new Sassicaia. Drinking now and for many years to come.
Sette Cieli arrived on the Tuscan scene a few years after the boundary lines of the Bolgheri appellation had been drawn. At the time the boundary was set, no one thought someone would plant above the woods on the next hillside over from Sassicaia, but actually above Gaja's Bolgheri property, Ca' Marcanda. But they did. Originally intended as a place to breed horses and a family retreat. Wine-loving friends came to visit and pointed out Sassicaia’s original vineyard, under the castle, that you see when you look over your right shoulder, and then a bit to the left of that, the Masseto vineyard. So they started to plant vines in 2000, and since 2012, the young Ambrogio Cremona Ratti who inherited the domain has been at the helm. He brought in winemaker Elena Pozzolini who came back to the area after several years of international experience in Argentina and California, and they share some of the viticultural team of Ornellaia. As Matthew Jukes says "this estate is a superstar in the making."
FROM THE PRESS
“When I first tasted this wine it had been open (just in the bottle, not decanted) for an hour and a half. It was a tightly bound, heavy, firmly closed, leather-backed volume. Stubborn, persistent, I prised open some pages: leather, chocolate, black cherry, cinnamon bark. Wet gravel and gravel dust. Stoniness down the length of the spine. Black, black fruit. I left it for seven hours in a glass. It gave me mulberries, crushed on hot stones on a hot summer day and smeared on children's round cheeks and black under their little finger nails. It gave me those hot stones, again, hours after the sun has set and the cool indigo of night has leant into their warmth. It gave me stone walls, the echo of laughter, black ink, the smell of purple storm clouds. Two weeks later, the wine was still glowing richly with life, fruit of black velvet. A wine that goes on and on..17.5, drink 2021-2030”Tamlyn Currin, Jancisrobinson.com