Grattamacco

About Grattamacco

Whilst the famous Tenuta San Guido, producer of legendary Sassicaia and first iconic estate established in Bolgheri, is a name know across the world by those with even a passing interest in fine wine, Grattamacco is an altogether more hidden gem.

A true champion of the hallowed terroir that is coastal Bolgheri, Grattamacco is perched atop a hill facing the Tyrrhenian Sea and was founded by adventurous entrepreneur Piermario Meletti Cavallari in 1977. Far from an investment-driven by the head, the establishing of Grattamacco was undoubtedly a leap of faith into what current winemaker Lucca Marrone describes as “the wild west” of viticulture.

Five long, hard years it took before the estate’s derelict buildings and neglected farmland were in a fit enough state to release Grattamacco’s first-ever vintage in 1982, a full three years ahead of the mighty Ornellaia’s debut. In something of a further leap of faith, and ultimately a testament to Cavallari’s belief in Bolgheri as a force to be reckoned with in fine wine, Grattamacco was the very first producer to label its top wine as “Bolgheri” rather than the ubiquitous (in the 1980s) “Super Tuscan”.

Laying the foundations, by all rights, of our modern understanding of everything from soil typography to microclimate and weather patterns thanks to the radical study commissioned by Grattamacco at the University of Milan, this is a wine of astounding importance and should be on the radar of all true lovers of Italian fine wine.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £218.87
2014

Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (90)

The fresh and elegant 2014 Bolgheri Rosso is yet another wine that defies the low expectations of this challenging vintage. Instead of power and brawn, this red blend shows grace and charm with bright fruit flavors and snappy acidity that makes it excellent to pair with your favorite Italian dishes. The style is approachable, confident and friendly. The blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 10% Sangiovese aged in oak for ten months.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 90 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £218.87
Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £161.27
2019

Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso 2019 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 3 Dec 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 6 - Inc. VAT: £161.27
Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2011 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £568.07
2011

Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2011 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

A huge wine on every level, the 2011 Bolgheri Superiore Grattamacco absolutely does not hold back in terms of intensity or persistency. The blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 15% Sangiovese, aged in new and neutral barrique for 18 months. Special work has been executed on the tannin management: Fermentation occurs in open cone-shaped vats with frequent, manual punch downs and long maceration times. The bouquet opens to baritone aromas of blackberry, espresso bean, cola, tar and anisette. Silky tannins wrap gently on the palate imparting a sense of firmness and power. You can count on a long bottle evolution nonetheless.
Delivery to Storage from 3 Dec 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £568.07
Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2014 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £190.16
2014

Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2014 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

Here is another one of those vintage-defying wines to emerge from a very challenging growing season with lots of rain and below average temperatures. The 2014 Bolgheri Superiore Grattamacco benefits from extreme fruit selection and careful management in the winery. This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese from one of the most celebrated estates on the Tuscan Coast. The bouquet is full and generous. It peels back with thick intensity revealing luscious tones of blackberry fruit with spice, leather and tobacco. There is structural firmness here but the tannins are well integrated within the fleshiness of the wine.
Delivery to Storage from 3 Dec 2021

Tuscany 1x150cl 4 93 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £190.16
Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2015 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £491.27
2015

Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2015 (3x150cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2015 Bolgheri Superiore Grattamacco is big, bold and absolutely stunning. This blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 15% Sangiovese is dark and luscious, with overlapping melodies of tobacco, spice, dark fruit and grilled herb. There is so much depth and power. This vintage is a gem for your cellar, and the wine should award a long aging trajectory for those who have the patience to wait. Some 50,000 bottles were made.
Delivery to Storage from 3 Dec 2021

Tuscany 3x150cl 5 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £491.27
Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £401.27
2015

Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2015 Bolgheri Superiore Grattamacco is big, bold and absolutely stunning. This blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 15% Sangiovese is dark and luscious, with overlapping melodies of tobacco, spice, dark fruit and grilled herb. There is so much depth and power. This vintage is a gem for your cellar, and the wine should award a long aging trajectory for those who have the patience to wait. Some 50,000 bottles were made.
Delivery to Storage from 3 Dec 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £401.27
Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2016 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £182.96
2016

Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2016 (1x150cl)

Decanter (97)

Grattamacco is one of the highest estates in Bolgheri, located just beneath the village of Castagneto Carducci. It has a distinctive contribution of 15% Sangiovese to the blend, along with the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This indigenous grape gives the wine a particular freshness and drinkability, rejuvenating the tension of the classic Bordeaux varieties. In 2016, Grattamacco has exceeded itself, with aromas of elegant, youthful red currant fruits integrated with citrus notes and cedar wood. On the palate the wine is perfectly balanced, and more immediately drinkable than some of the other top samples. It has delicious tension and ripeness, with a mediterranean character and a hint of kiwi on the finish.
Delivery to Storage from 3 Dec 2021

Tuscany 1x150cl 4 97 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £182.96
Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £379.67
2016

Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2016 (6x75cl)

Decanter (97)

Grattamacco is one of the highest estates in Bolgheri, located just beneath the village of Castagneto Carducci. It has a distinctive contribution of 15% Sangiovese to the blend, along with the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This indigenous grape gives the wine a particular freshness and drinkability, rejuvenating the tension of the classic Bordeaux varieties. In 2016, Grattamacco has exceeded itself, with aromas of elegant, youthful red currant fruits integrated with citrus notes and cedar wood. On the palate the wine is perfectly balanced, and more immediately drinkable than some of the other top samples. It has delicious tension and ripeness, with a mediterranean character and a hint of kiwi on the finish.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 97 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £379.67
Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2017 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £178.16
2017

Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2017 (1x150cl)

Decanter (96)

The contribution of Sangiovese (15%) in the blend of Grattamacco makes it a distinctive Bolgheri Superiore. If on the nose Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are prevailing with cassis fruit, cedar and kiwi, full of balsamic depth, the indigenous grape pushes the fragrance of the wine with chewy wild fruit flavours. An exceptional expression in the hot vintage. Complex and layered, without any foursquare character, this organic wine is waiting for extra complexity over its liquorice finish.
Delivery to Storage from 3 Dec 2021

Tuscany 1x150cl 1 96 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £178.16
Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £367.67
2017

Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2017 (6x75cl)

Decanter (96)

The contribution of Sangiovese (15%) in the blend of Grattamacco makes it a distinctive Bolgheri Superiore. If on the nose Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are prevailing with cassis fruit, cedar and kiwi, full of balsamic depth, the indigenous grape pushes the fragrance of the wine with chewy wild fruit flavours. An exceptional expression in the hot vintage. Complex and layered, without any foursquare character, this organic wine is waiting for extra complexity over its liquorice finish.
Delivery to Storage from 3 Dec 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 19 96 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £367.67
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £169.00
2014

Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (90)

The fresh and elegant 2014 Bolgheri Rosso is yet another wine that defies the low expectations of this challenging vintage. Instead of power and brawn, this red blend shows grace and charm with bright fruit flavors and snappy acidity that makes it excellent to pair with your favorite Italian dishes. The style is approachable, confident and friendly. The blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 10% Sangiovese aged in oak for ten months.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 90 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £169.00
Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £121.00
2019

Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso 2019 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 3 Dec 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 6 - In Bond: £121.00
Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2011 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £460.00
2011

Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2011 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

A huge wine on every level, the 2011 Bolgheri Superiore Grattamacco absolutely does not hold back in terms of intensity or persistency. The blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 15% Sangiovese, aged in new and neutral barrique for 18 months. Special work has been executed on the tannin management: Fermentation occurs in open cone-shaped vats with frequent, manual punch downs and long maceration times. The bouquet opens to baritone aromas of blackberry, espresso bean, cola, tar and anisette. Silky tannins wrap gently on the palate imparting a sense of firmness and power. You can count on a long bottle evolution nonetheless.
Delivery to Storage from 3 Dec 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £460.00
Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2014 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £154.00
2014

Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2014 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

Here is another one of those vintage-defying wines to emerge from a very challenging growing season with lots of rain and below average temperatures. The 2014 Bolgheri Superiore Grattamacco benefits from extreme fruit selection and careful management in the winery. This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese from one of the most celebrated estates on the Tuscan Coast. The bouquet is full and generous. It peels back with thick intensity revealing luscious tones of blackberry fruit with spice, leather and tobacco. There is structural firmness here but the tannins are well integrated within the fleshiness of the wine.
Delivery to Storage from 3 Dec 2021

Tuscany 1x150cl 4 93 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £154.00
Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2015 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £396.00
2015

Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2015 (3x150cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2015 Bolgheri Superiore Grattamacco is big, bold and absolutely stunning. This blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 15% Sangiovese is dark and luscious, with overlapping melodies of tobacco, spice, dark fruit and grilled herb. There is so much depth and power. This vintage is a gem for your cellar, and the wine should award a long aging trajectory for those who have the patience to wait. Some 50,000 bottles were made.
Delivery to Storage from 3 Dec 2021

Tuscany 3x150cl 5 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £396.00
Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £321.00
2015

Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2015 Bolgheri Superiore Grattamacco is big, bold and absolutely stunning. This blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 15% Sangiovese is dark and luscious, with overlapping melodies of tobacco, spice, dark fruit and grilled herb. There is so much depth and power. This vintage is a gem for your cellar, and the wine should award a long aging trajectory for those who have the patience to wait. Some 50,000 bottles were made.
Delivery to Storage from 3 Dec 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £321.00
Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2016 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £148.00
2016

Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2016 (1x150cl)

Decanter (97)

Grattamacco is one of the highest estates in Bolgheri, located just beneath the village of Castagneto Carducci. It has a distinctive contribution of 15% Sangiovese to the blend, along with the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This indigenous grape gives the wine a particular freshness and drinkability, rejuvenating the tension of the classic Bordeaux varieties. In 2016, Grattamacco has exceeded itself, with aromas of elegant, youthful red currant fruits integrated with citrus notes and cedar wood. On the palate the wine is perfectly balanced, and more immediately drinkable than some of the other top samples. It has delicious tension and ripeness, with a mediterranean character and a hint of kiwi on the finish.
Delivery to Storage from 3 Dec 2021

Tuscany 1x150cl 4 97 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £148.00
Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £303.00
2016

Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2016 (6x75cl)

Decanter (97)

Grattamacco is one of the highest estates in Bolgheri, located just beneath the village of Castagneto Carducci. It has a distinctive contribution of 15% Sangiovese to the blend, along with the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This indigenous grape gives the wine a particular freshness and drinkability, rejuvenating the tension of the classic Bordeaux varieties. In 2016, Grattamacco has exceeded itself, with aromas of elegant, youthful red currant fruits integrated with citrus notes and cedar wood. On the palate the wine is perfectly balanced, and more immediately drinkable than some of the other top samples. It has delicious tension and ripeness, with a mediterranean character and a hint of kiwi on the finish.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 97 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £303.00
Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2017 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £144.00
2017

Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2017 (1x150cl)

Decanter (96)

The contribution of Sangiovese (15%) in the blend of Grattamacco makes it a distinctive Bolgheri Superiore. If on the nose Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are prevailing with cassis fruit, cedar and kiwi, full of balsamic depth, the indigenous grape pushes the fragrance of the wine with chewy wild fruit flavours. An exceptional expression in the hot vintage. Complex and layered, without any foursquare character, this organic wine is waiting for extra complexity over its liquorice finish.
Delivery to Storage from 3 Dec 2021

Tuscany 1x150cl 1 96 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £144.00
Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £293.00
2017

Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2017 (6x75cl)

Decanter (96)

The contribution of Sangiovese (15%) in the blend of Grattamacco makes it a distinctive Bolgheri Superiore. If on the nose Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are prevailing with cassis fruit, cedar and kiwi, full of balsamic depth, the indigenous grape pushes the fragrance of the wine with chewy wild fruit flavours. An exceptional expression in the hot vintage. Complex and layered, without any foursquare character, this organic wine is waiting for extra complexity over its liquorice finish.
Delivery to Storage from 3 Dec 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 19 96 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £293.00

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