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2008 Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy

Wine Notes

Tasting note: Full bodied well made Tuscan red from the Gaja family. These 3 varieties - 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah and 10% Sangiovese - are skillfully blended to bring together a modern, generous red. Tasted in: Hong Kong, China. Maturity: Drink. (25-Nov-2012) [Asian Palate Jeannie Cho Lee]

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $47   From: $44   To: $66

Search Rank 484 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 484th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 377th

Score: 89.
The Wine-Searcher score of 89/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
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Price History for 2008 Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy
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Grape Variety: Merlot - Syrah

Merlot and Syrah (Shiraz in Australia) are two of the world’s most widely planted red grapes, each producing exceptional varietal wine in its own right. Blended, the two have complementary characteristics and the potential to produce anything from cheap table wine through to rich prestige wines.

Though France may be the spiritual home of both Merlot and Syrah (the varieties hail from Bordeaux and the Rhone Valley, respectively), the French do not typically combine the two, and just a handful of ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Toscana IGT wine region

    Toscana IGT is the most famous – and the most commonly used – of Italy’s Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) titles. The geographical region it indicates is, in short, Tuscany. Toscana IGT wines can be made in any village in any of Tuscany’s 10 provinces (Arezzo, Firenze, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena).

    Free from the stylistic constraints imposed on DOCG and DOC wines, Toscana IGT wines can be made in almost every form imaginable, from bone-dry whites to sweet reds and sparkling rosés. Naturally, given Tuscany’s longstanding success with dry red wine, this style is by far the most common.

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  • Tuscany wine region

    Tuscany (Toscana in Italian) is perhaps the most famous of all Italian wine regions. This fact has no doubt been perpetuated by the romance of the region's endless rolling hills and cypress-lined country roads, but it is nonetheless home to some of the world’s most prestigious wines.

    Situated in central Italy, Tuscany's neighbors are Emilia-Romagna to the north and ... more

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