Ca Macrcanda

It took so long (18 trips in all) to complete negotiations for the 1996 purchase of this historic 250-acre Bolgheri estate that the Gaja family began to call it "ca' marcanda," the house of endless negotiations, from the Piedmontese dialect ca' (meaning casa or house) and marcandè (meaning mercanteggiare or to haggle).

It took another six years before Italian architect Giovanni Bo would complete the design and construction of a state-of-the-art winemaking facility. Today, eight years since its completion, Ca' Marcanda stands alone as a unique contribution to the history of winemaking. The winery is itself a work of art: not only is Ca' Marcanda one of Italy's leading producers of wine, it is an "art object," an art collection, and a study in ergonomics, where aesthetic ideal, humanist proportion, nature, and functionality come together to create an ideal working environment.<

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Angelo Gaja Ca'Marcanda 'Magari' Red Blend 2016
94  Jeb Dunnuck 
Wine Spectator 94 "Black currant and black cherry fruit mingles with mint, olive, graphite and tobacco notes in this red. Elegant, with ample density and bright acidity, ending in a firm, fruit-, mineral- and herb-tinged aftertaste. Well-proportioned and classy. Cabernet Franc blend. Best from 2020

Angelo Gaja Ca'Marcanda 'Magari' Red Blend 2015
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 "The 2015 Bolgheri Rosso Magari is a dark, rich and exuberant wine that so faithfully reflects that unique Gaja signature. There's nothing not to love here. The wine drinks beautifully and smoothly, caressing all the senses with sensual silkiness. The 2015 vintage delivers plump

Ca Marcanda Margari Marcanda Magari 2013
93  James Suckling 
Wine Spectator 93 "Bright, with black cherry and raspberry aromas and flavors, focusing on the fruit and showing accents of spice, tar and underbrush. Elegant and intense, this is long and detailed on the mineral-tinged finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2018 through