Wine Castello del Terriccio, "Lupicaia", Toscana IGT, 2008
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Wine beautiful purple color with ruby highlights.
This elegant and refined wine with hints of plum, juicy cherries, black currants, faceted echoes of oriental spices, vanilla and chocolate, with velvety tannins.
The aroma of wine charms undertones juicy black fruit, subtle nuances of violets, unusual hints of spice.
The wine will be an excellent tandem with red meat, game or aged cheeses.
"Lupikayya" - one of the most renowned wines of Castello del Terrichchio. In the production of its wines winery pursues noble but difficult goal: the creation of "Supertuscan" quality wines in limited quantities. It is a wine created from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, perfectly reflects the terroir. Limiting the yield per vine when removed only about 900 grams of grapes, allows to create rich economy and concentrated wine with a high content of polyphenols, well-structured and capable of long aging. Vineyards are the southern and south-western exposure at a height of 80 meters above sea level.
After harvesting the berries are moving carefully and subjected to fermentation. For Cabernet Sauvignon, this process takes 21 days for Merlot - 18, it passes at a temperature of 31-32 ° C. Then the wine is over one and a half years is aged in new French oak barrels. In May 2003, the magazine Decanter wine set "Lupicaia" the fourth place among the best red wines in the world.
The first mention of the manor Terriccio belongs to the Middle Ages. The estate is situated on a very unusual place, where long ago settled Etruscan mines, mining copper and iron here. Many centuries ago, this area was famous for a large number of wolves living in the vicinity. Some of wolf dens, called "lupo", located directly on the estate. Kill the wolf was only possible in the first few minutes after he came out of the den, drove him into a trap. This is the place near wolf dens and was called "lupikaya."
In 1921, Castello del Terriccio became the property of the family Rossi, which at that time were grown various crops, including olives and grapes. The current owner, Dr. Jean Anibal Rossi di Medelana decided to concentrate solely on wine. Carlo Ferrini, consultant Castello del Terriccio, based on their talent and rich traditions of the winery, has created two delicious wines, famous throughout the world - "Lupicaia" and "Tassinaia", they are the hallmark of Castello del Terriccio.