This vintage was the first that Michael and Marc controlled all of the decisions at La Caccia, from viticulture to winemaking. With their inspiration and familiarity with the soils of Bordeaux and Napa Valley, the team had the desire to craft a wine combining the history of Sangiovese and the story of Super Tuscans. This vintage is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Sangiovese and 10% Petit Verdot.
2018 was a spectacular vintage in Tuscany, one that produced grapes of great intensity and concentration, while still maintaining high acidity and vibrancy. Each parcel was managed individually, with original and new plantings of each grape variety harvested by hand and processed separately. Maceration was done gently in a style closer to that of Bordeaux than Napa, with fermentation completed at cool temperatures to extract the bright aromatics and fruit of each grape, controlling the tannins and adding elegance to the final wine. The wine was then aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 18-22 months and a barrel selection was made to determine which would be bottled as La Caccia.
La Caccia marries old and new world profiles together in a rich, powerful, yet elegant wine that will hold its own against the top red wines in Italy, for only a fraction of the price. Only 700 cases were produced in 2018.
Press Notes :
Marc Gagnon's Tasting Notes: “These unique terroir elements from the estate created a wine in 2018 that is complex with bright fruits like raspberry, strawberry, cassis and cherry, alongside a symphony of spice and herbs - truly Tuscan in nature. The palate is smooth and elegant, with a softer texture than the 2017.”