Wine Castello del Terriccio, "Lupicaia", Toscana IGT, 2007, 375 ml
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Wine dense bright ruby color with red reflections.
Soft, rounded taste of this amazing wine filled with tones of raspberry, black currant and ripe cherries combined with hints of mint, earth and minerals. The drink has a velvety tannins and a long elegant finish with a pronounced bouquet of red fruits.
Bewitching aroma of wine delights wealth of fruity and spicy tones, combined with balsamic notes.
The wine reveals its great quality paired with red meat, poultry or with mature cheeses.
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.