Castello del Terriccio - Toscana - Italija
red / dry / 14% alc.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot
Among top 1% of all wines in the world (2006 Vintage)
Brooding, dark red and black fruits rest on a foundation of saddle leather, mocha, crushed flowers, warm cigar wrapper and spice in this caressing, velvety ’10 bottling. The Tassinaia swaddles the mouth with chewy tannins that lead to a lingering, long finish. Located in the Maremma, Castello del Terriccio builds on the legacies of Sassicaia, Ornellaia, and Il Macchiole, and this Super Tuscan will thrill wine-lovers who can't get enough of those iconic wines. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grown in a sandy, stony 37.5-acre vineyard, the grapes ferment half in temperature-controlled stainless steel and half in used oak with malolactic fermentation; the wine aged for six months on the lees before bottling.