This is becoming not just a top Tuscan wine but an Italian first growth, but still really is a wine for those in the know. A Bordeaux blend of Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The pedigree is there in the vineyard. From the next hillside over, you can see Sassicaia’s legendary first vineyard, and Ornellaia, where they make Massetto. Tenuta Sette Cieli also sits above the famous vineyard Ca’Marcanda of Angelo Gaja!. But the best thing is the price remains sane as it’s not actually in the Bolgheri appellation, as no one thought when they drew the Bolgheri boundary that someone would be crazy enough plant above the woods, that are above Gaja’s vineyard. But they have!
FROM THE PRESS
“Impenetrable dark purple. Deep nose of forest fruit and cassis and with a hint of bell pepper. Clearly oaked, but completely and admirably integrated. Supple and fresh with fine, long tannins. The great 2016 vintage has given it poise as well as concentration. International polish.”Walter Speller, Jancis Robinson.com