2009 Castello del Terriccio

Grapes Cab Sauv, Sangiovese, Merlot
Colour Red
Origin Italy, Tuscany
ABV 14%

This Classic Super Tuscan is still one of our stand-out favourite wines. At this price level it is really a reference point in what is achievable. Very hard to beat for sheer joy in a bottle. The 2009 is made up of 15% Sangiovese, the rest Cabernet and Merlot. Lovely warmth and roundness with a subtle little bitterness on the back which keeps it fresh. Like the Lupicaia, it is fully ripe but still dry and classically Tuscan, harmonious, with a glorious depth of fruit and spice. Drinking range: 2014 - 2022 L&S (May 2014)

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Castello del Terriccio

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.

Tragically at the end of 2019 the extraordinarily charming owner Cav. Gian Annibale Rossi di Medelana Serafini Ferri or 'Pucci' as he was fondly known passed away. The estate continues in the safe hands of his nephew Vittorio - and with the same team around him working in the cellars and the vineyards we are confident the estate will go from strength to strength.

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