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Castello del Terriccio

Tuscany (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 7
Average Score:

Castello del Terriccio 2004 Castello del Terriccio 2004
Con Vento 2006 Con Vento 2006
Lupicaia 2003 Lupicaia 2003
Lupicaia 2004 Lupicaia 2004
Rondinaia 2006 Rondinaia 2006
Tassinaia 2003 Tassinaia 2003
Tassinaia 2004 Tassinaia 2004



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Castello del Terriccio 2004, Castello del Terriccio (Italy)

Castello del Terriccio 2004

Castello del Terriccio (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Syrah (50%), Petit Verdot (25%), Other Grapes (25%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Tuscany) Castello del Terriccio shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of black cherry, plum and black currant followed by aromas of blueberry, violet, vanilla, tobacco, licorice, black pepper, cocoa, cinnamon, eucalyptus, mace and leather. The mouth has excellent correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is very persistent with long flavors of black cherry, plum and black currant. Castello del Terriccio ages for 18 months in barrique.

Alcohol: 14%

Game, Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat with mushrooms, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

May 2008



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Con Vento 2006, Castello del Terriccio (Italy)

Con Vento 2006

Castello del Terriccio (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Sauvignon Blanc
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Tuscany) Con Vento shows a brilliant straw yellow color and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of apple, peach and plum followed by aromas of pear, nettle, pineapple, hawthorn, hazelnut and hints of mineral. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of apple, peach and plum. Con Vento ages for 6 months in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 13%

Fried fish, Pasta and risotto with fish and crustaceans, Broiled crustaceans

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 12 °C
(53 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

May 2008



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Lupicaia 2003, Castello del Terriccio (Italy)

Lupicaia 2003

Castello del Terriccio (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Cabernet Sauvignon (85%), Merlot (10%), Petit Verdot (5%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Tuscany) Lupicaia shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of black cherry, plum and black currant followed by aromas of blueberry, blackberry, violet, vanilla, tobacco, coffee, chocolate, leather, licorice and eucalyptus. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and black currant. A well made wine. Lupicaia ages for 18 months in barrique.

Alcohol: 14%

Game, Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

May 2008



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Lupicaia 2004, Castello del Terriccio (Italy)

Lupicaia 2004

Castello del Terriccio (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Cabernet Sauvignon (85%), Merlot (10%), Petit Verdot (5%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Tuscany) Lupicaia shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of black cherry, plum and black currant followed by aromas of blueberry, violet, vanilla, tobacco, licorice, cocoa, leather, mace and eucalyptus. The mouth has excellent correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is very persistent with long flavors of black cherry, plum and black currant. Lupicaia ages for 18 months in barrique.

Alcohol: 14%

Game, Roasted meat, Stewed and braised meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

May 2008



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Rondinaia 2006, Castello del Terriccio (Italy)

Rondinaia 2006

Castello del Terriccio (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Chardonnay
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Tuscany) This wine shows an intense straw yellow color and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of apple, banana and plum followed by aromas of citrus fruits, pineapple, hawthorn, grapefruit, hazelnut and praline. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of apple, banana and hazelnut. Rondinaia ages for 6 months in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 13%

Stuffed pasta with mushrooms, Roasted white meat, Stewed meat

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 12 °C
(53 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

May 2008



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Tassinaia 2003, Castello del Terriccio (Italy)

Tassinaia 2003

Castello del Terriccio (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Sangiovese (40%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%), Merlot (30%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Tuscany) Tassinaia shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of black cherry, plum and violet followed by aromas of blueberry, vanilla, black currant, cocoa, tobacco, licorice, leather, mace and menthol. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, blueberry and plum. A well made wine. Tassinaia ages for 14 months in barrique.

Alcohol: 14%

Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

May 2008



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Tassinaia 2004, Castello del Terriccio (Italy)

Tassinaia 2004

Castello del Terriccio (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Sangiovese (34%), Cabernet Sauvignon (33%), Merlot (33%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Tuscany) Tassinaia shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of black cherry, plum and blueberry followed by aromas of violet, raspberry, black currant, vanilla, tobacco, cocoa, blackberry, licorice and eucalyptus. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blueberry. A well made wine. Tassinaia ages for 14 months in barrique.

Alcohol: 14%

Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

May 2008


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