Ca’Marcanda is an estate located in the heart of the famous region of Bolgheri in the municipality of Catagneto Carducci in Italy. The domain is now owned by the Gaja family, whose history in the wine world began in 1859 with Giovani Gaja that started producing Barbaresco. In 1961, Italy’s most famous wine producer, Angelo Gaja, continued his father’s work with the ambition of acquiring the best Barbaresco terroirs. Soon after, he produced one of the best Barbaresco wines in Italy. Angelo was also the first one in the region to plant Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc instead of the region’s classic Nebbiolo. Today, his Cabernet is called Darmagi which means “what a shame”, an ironic name for one of the best Cabernets in the world. In 1996, Angelo became the owner of the Ca’Marcanda Domain, and it is here that he produces his Promis wine. Despite the lack of vines on the property, he saw the terroir’s potential and planted Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese and Syrah. The Domain’s first vintage is 2000. The name “Ca’Marcanda” comes from Piedmontese dialect and means “house of endless negotiations”. Its name refers to the number of hours Angelo spent trying to convince the former owners to sell the estate so that he could buy it.