Good wine is all about balance, which the Super Tuscan 2014 Pergolaia has in spades. There is some very smart winemaking at work here, with warm, bright red fruit, luscious texture, a whisper of oak, and ripe tannins, all in perfect harmony.
Absolutely singing now, but with plenty of structure for cellaring, its why I intend to buy a case to enjoy now, and another to tuck away for a few more years.
- Ben Godfrey, Buyer, FromVineyardsDirect
Situated near the Tuscan coast just below Pisa, Caiarossa since 1998 have been organically and biodymanically crafting highly sought-after Super Tuscan cuvées of sangiovese, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and franc. Cuvées deeply flavoured and hightly expressive of their terrain where viniculture dates as far back as Etruscan times.
Yet Caiarossa is very much a modern winery, whose facilities have been designed with contemporary geodynamic principles in mind, which, with their traditional approach to farming shows them an inspiring combination of Tuscanies new and old.
How does the wine taste?
Customer Reviews (1)
Soft, supple tannins with delicious, rich
fruit, giving exquisite flavours of fruitcake,
truffle, tobacco and leather and all manner
of nuance that almost 20 years of ageing
will bring. Still full of life, as its vibrant and
lengthy finish confirms.
"Here's a stunning "super-Tuscan" from an estate with pedigree. Full of character, it has a soft medium-bodied texture, with mature notes of cherry, leather and spice."
The Sunday Times, 04/12/2022
"...how about an 18-year-old super-Tuscan for less than £20? From a biodynamic estate owned and run by Château Giscours of Margaux, it's a blend of Sangiovese with Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Once again there's a mellow maturity to the colour, and the nose doesn't offer much other than a hint of truffle, olive and sweet damp earth, maybe a little cedar in there too. On the palate it is a different matter: I very much enjoyed its deep-set, rich fruitcake character, beautifully integrated oak and palate riven with a cherry-ripe acidity and taut tannin structure. It drinks really well, finishing on tobacco spice, coffee and black fruit, and is a bit of a steal for a mature wine of such quality. Drink over the next couple of years."
Tom Cannavan, WINE-PAGES.COM
"I was convinced that the 2003 Pergolaia second wine of Super Tuscan Caiarossa would be over the hill. Its reddish brown hue and slightly dumb nose suggested as much but, gosh, one sip and I was smitten. The Sangiovese/Cabernet Franc/Merlot fruit has more than held up and its gloriously, defiantly rich, soft and mellow with concentrated cherry/strawberry flavours, leather, vanilla and spice."
Jonathan Ray, The Spectator