Outstanding blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Malbec. So tightly knit, with such fine, structured, polished tannins. The balance for such a structured wine with possibly 20 years ahead of it is excellent, making it possible to enjoy this now. Brilliant with steak/roast beef. But I'm enjoying it at my desk. You could really just enjoy it slowly in a big glass with some cheese. You can tell your friends this is the new Sassicaia.
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
“A blend of Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this brawny red opens with aromas suggesting mature dark-skinned berry, Mediterranean brush and cedar. The concentrated, forward palate delivers ripe black plum, star anise and mocha alongside polished tannins. Drink through 2023.”Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast