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Castello del Terriccio Red Bordeaux Blend Toscana IGT Lupicaia 2001

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Tasting Notes :Lupicaia, which means ”place of the wolf hunts,” is a vineyard of 12.5 acres planted 90 percent to Cabernet Sauvignon vines and ten percent to Merlot vines planted in 1989. This is the estate’s finest microclimate and yields its best grapes. Exposure is on south-southwest-facing slopes in soils consisting of stones and sand which are sheltered by eucalyptus trees. The Terriccio estate’s position also enjoys this microclimate’s proximity to the coast which subjects it to maritime influences which create a long, warm growing season of great luminosity. The grapes are hand-harvested and hand-selected between mid-September and early October, with pickers making two consecutive passes through the vineyards to permit the fullest and most perfect ripening of the clusters .Tasting Notes: This wine's dense, highly extracted cassis and black cherry flavors and aromas are punctuated by distinct notes of cedar, smoke and forest, set in a ripe, firmly focused tannic structure ending in an elegant, sustained finish.

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Castello del Terriccio:
The origin of the Terriccio Estate goes back to the very far past. It extends over a territory where the Etruscans extracted iron and copper of which there are still traces to be seen today. During the period of the Maritime Republics, of the fratricidal feuds and the pirate attacks, the old castle, stronghold realized in the estate, became for the Republic of Pisa an important strategical outp... Read more
The origin of the Terriccio Estate goes back to the very far past. It extends over a territory where the Etruscans extracted iron and copper of which there are still traces to be seen today. During the period of the Maritime Republics, of the fratricidal feuds and the pirate attacks, the old castle, stronghold realized in the estate, became for the Republic of Pisa an important strategical outpost to control a stretch of the Tyrrhenian coast. Today, the 25 hectares under vine in the early 1980s have expanded to about 60 currently in production. Other grapes have been planted, in addition to the varieties already mentioned. Syrah, for example, was first planted in 1999 as part of an estate experiment to study, by means of microvinifications, the ability of other varieties to adapt and express themselves. The aim is to identify varieties that could expand the ampelographic profile of the area and offer new prospects for quality. The vine densities used for the new plantings were high, but not excessively so. A density of about 5,500 vines per hectare was adopted in the vineyards that supply the Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes for the second red wine, Tassinaia, and roughly 7,000 for the Cabernet Sauvignon and the small proportion (roughly 10%) of Merlot that go into the blend for Lupicaia. Visits by appointment Read less

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Snooth User: julieasbill
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12/02/2009

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External Reviews for Castello del Terriccio Red Bordeaux Blend Toscana IGT Lupicaia

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Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

he 2001 Lupicaia, which uses the estate's best Cabernet and Merlot, is an impenetrable ruby in color, and the powerful, expansive flavors of berry fruit, eucalyptus, and coconut, the dense and shapely palate, and the rich, sensual finish are the



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Tasting Notes :Lupicaia, which means ”place of the wolf hunts,” is a vineyard of 12.5 acres planted 90 percent to Cabernet Sauvignon vines and ten percent to Merlot vines planted in 1989. This is the estate’s finest microclimate and yields its best grapes. Exposure is on south-southwest-facing slopes in soils consisting of stones and sand which are sheltered by eucalyptus trees. The Terriccio estate’s position also enjoys this microclimate’s proximity to the coast which subjects it to maritime influences which create a long, warm growing season of great luminosity. The grapes are hand-harvested and hand-selected between mid-September and early October, with pickers making two consecutive passes through the vineyards to permit the fullest and most perfect ripening of the clusters .Tasting Notes: This wine's dense, highly extracted cassis and black cherry flavors and aromas are punctuated by distinct notes of cedar, smoke and forest, set in a ripe, firmly focused tannic structure ending in an elegant, sustained finish.

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