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Gaja CA’ Marcanda Wine Dinner
October 28, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm$175.00
Sea Scallop | Celery Root | Cucumber-Golden Raisin Relish |
Gaja Vistamare 2018
di Uovo | Speck | Foie Gras | Roasted Plums
Gaja Promis 2017
Duck Breast | Dauphinoise Potato | Coriander Honeyed
Brussels | Blackberry Gastrique
Gaja Magari 2017
Roasted Rack of Veal | Forest Mushrooms | Chestnut Truffle Soufflé
| Quince Gravy
Gaja Ca’Marcanda 2016
Olive Oil Cake | Brown Butter Gelato |
Truffle Honey | Alunga Milk Chocolate Crumbs
For reservations please call (239) 263-1955
We promise a unique experience limited to only the first few respondents since we will maintain social distancing and follow the current guidelines for our guests’ and employees’ safety and well-being.
About the Vineyard:
Along the Tuscan seaboard extending south from Livorno lies the Maremma. For centuries a marshland, it has established itself over the last quarter century as one of Italy’s most prestigious wine regions.
The area boasts an excellent climate for growing international grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah. Hot summer days are freshened by brisk sea breezes and cool nighttime temperatures, ideal for fully ripened grapes.
The alluvial soil is unique in that it consists of two distinct types: terre brune (“dark earth”, predominately loam and clay, with very little limestone or stone) and terre bianche (“white earth”, primarily clay and sand, rich in limestone and filled with abundant stones and pebbles of different sizes).
It is in this region that wine icon Angelo Gaja, owner of the Gaja Winery, began a new winemaking venture — Ca’Marcanda. His aim was to transfer the experience of his Piemontese culture to the Maremma – to first acquire a thorough understanding of the potential of the different soil types and then to emphasize their specificity and uniqueness in the wines that are produced. The Maremma provides a perfect opportunity to apply this experience to growing international varieties. In 1996, along the road between Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci, Gaja began planting 150 acres of vineyards, primarily with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, but also Cabernet Franc and Syrah.
While created from international varieties, the wines are not intended to vanish into the universe of international taste. The wines reflect the best of Bolgheri’s terrior: fully ripened fruit with balanced acidity.