2013 Castello del Terriccio

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

Quite a centred concentrated nose of cassis and plum, dark cherry, mint chocolate. Good energy, fruit quite plush, plum and tobacco, cedar and chocolate. L&S (Apr 2023)

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The 2013 Lupicaia already presents some austerity, and a very slight evolution is beginning to show. The wine's appearance is darkly concentrated, and the bouquet is slightly tighter and more nervous. Dark cherries, dried blackberries and spice emerge from the bouquet. The wine was going through a phase of being slightly shut down when I tasted it. Drinking range: 2019 - 2035 Rating: 93 Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate ( (May 2019)

Mid crimson. Attractively dusty cassis and charry, savoury black fruit. A lovely smoky aroma that cuts through the fruit sweetness. More obviously oaky on the palate but it’s the dry finesse that shines here. Dry, dark charry but elegant finish. Still very young and needs time or food. Drinking range: 2020 - 2030 Rating: 17+ Julia Harding MW, (May 2019)

Castello del Terriccio

The Castello del Terriccio is beautifully positioned around twenty-five kilometres north of Bolgheri, with commanding views towards Corsica. The 60 hectares of vines enjoy wonderful exposure, overlooking the sea, benefitting from its brightness and cooling breezes. 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.

The estate continues in the hands of Vittorio Piozzo di Rosignano Rossi di Medelana who took over after the extraordinarily charming Cav. Gian Annibale Rossi di Medelana Serafini Ferri (or 'Pucci' as he was fondly known) who died at the end of 2019. Vittorio has the same team around him working in the cellars and the vineyards and the estate is going from strength to strength.

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