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MacArthur Beverages USD 120.00 750ml

Tenuta del Terriccio Lupicaia Super Tuscan 2005

External Review by Vines Wine and Spirits:

Aromas of fresh herbs, currant and blackberry follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a long, chewy finish. A classic Bordeaux blend. Shows potential. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.

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Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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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

External Reviews for Tenuta del Terriccio Lupicaia Super Tuscan

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Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
11/27/2012

Aromas of fresh herbs, currant and blackberry follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a long, chewy finish. A classic Bordeaux blend. Shows potential. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.


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Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
Vintage: 2004 11/27/2012

Currant, mineral and hints of new wood on the nose. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins, yet balanced and long. A rich, fruity, structured young red. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.



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