|Grapes||Cab Sauv, Merlot, Sangiovese|
Blackcurrant, sliced Chinese mushroom and hints of tar. Full body with round, chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. This is concentrated and tannic yet there is a freshness and style to it. Gutsy cabernet-merlot blend. Better in a year or two. (18-Nov-2015)
92/100 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com
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Castello del Terriccio: Full Wine List and Profile
The Castello del Terriccio estate is one of the most beautifully situated along the entire coastal region, some miles north of Bolgheri. The 60 hectares of vines enjoy wonderful exposure, overlooking the sea, benefitting from its warmth and brightness. The vineyards are surrounded by 'maquis' and eucalyptus trees, which as well as protecting them, also contribute to the aromas and scents that so characterise the Terriccio wines. Planted predominately with Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Syrah, the wines are made by consultant oenologist Carlo Ferrini, who has to date brought thirteen 'Tre Bicchiere' awards to the estate. These are wines that can be approached almost immediately and yet age so well over a decade and more. Owned by the extraordinarily charming Cav. Gian Annibale Rossi di Medelana Serafini Ferri, once a talented horseman and still a passionate breeder.
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