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Castello del Terriccio Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Tassinaia 2004

Member Review by Mark Angelillo:

Earthy, roasted pepper aromas with a little bit of cherry and black licorice on the nose. Very dry in the mouth, definitely dried under a Tuscan sun. Great acidity on this wine, with a hint of smoke and medicine gracing the 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

Member Reviews for Castello del Terriccio Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Tassinaia

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4.00 5
04/21/2010

Earthy, roasted pepper aromas with a little bit of cherry and black licorice on the nose. Very dry in the mouth, definitely dried under a Tuscan sun. Great acidity on this wine, with a hint of smoke and medicine gracing the finish.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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4.00 5
04/21/2010

Fantastic aroma, kind of dirty, with chili powder, lime, garlic, and tropical fruit. The mouth is a bit gritty, acidic, moderately tannic, with a long rocky body.


Snooth User: solomania9
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4.00 5
04/21/2010

It's a super tuscan alright! The nose has an earthy chemical note with a little wet wool. In the mouth it's all black cherries and roasted red peppers with a huge peppery fruity finish. This is killer.


Snooth User: samantha gaw
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4.00 5
04/21/2010

deep brick, water rim. full bodied, silky rich tannins, great balanced medium plus acidity. tobacco, dry leaf, prune, dried blueberry. lengthy finish, decent aromatic intensity


External Reviews for Castello del Terriccio Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Tassinaia

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Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
11/27/2012

Lots of chocolate and blackberry on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, rich finish. A beauty. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.



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