The proprietary name Promis (pronounced proh-MEESS) was created by the Gaja family to denote commitment, expectation, fulfillment, and hope. The promise of quality and the reward of diligence and excellence.
The 2011 Promis Gaja Ca Marcanda is a delightful wine that combines elegance and suppleness of Merlot and Syrah with the austerity of Sangiovese. It both balanced and approachable in its youth with considerable aging potential.
Wine Spectator (WS): 93
"The 2011 Promis (55% Merlot, 35% Syrah and 10% Sangiovese) is darkly concentrated with thick tones of black tar, espresso, candied cherry, clove, rum cake and bitter chocolate. Although it feels broad and large in the mouth, the wine also shows enormous elegance and focus. That inner opulence is channeled into tight, sharp pulses that impact the palate with grace and poise. "