Castello del Terriccio
The estate's newest wine and achiever of the Tre Bicchieri award for all its vintages. The three roses on the label represent the rose bushes once to be found in abundance around the ancient castle.
Castello del Terriccio is a blend of Syrah and Petit Verdot with a 25% of other red varieties, and is aged 18-22 months in French tonneaux and barriques. The wine has rich balsamic, spice and violet aromas with dense, blackberry, blackcurrant and chocolate flavours on the palate with mint note. Silky tannins and a long finish make this a choice bottle for serious collectors.
Region/Origin: I.G.T. - Indicazione Geografica Tipica - Rosso di Toscana - (Toscana I.G.T.)
Grapes: Syrah 50%, Petit-Verdot 25%, other red varieties 25%
Location: 150 m above sea level, exposition South/South-West
Vine density per hectare: 5.600 Training system: Spurred Cordon
Harvest: Grapes are picked by hand between between September 12 and 29.
Sugar level at harvest: 245 g/l
Fermentation: In stainless steel vats at 31°C for 18 days, malolactic fermentation for 4 weeks.
Alcohol: 14% vol.
Total Acid: 5,50 g/l
Production: 25.000 bottles in 6 bottle cases. Available also in Magnum and Double Magnum bottles.
Oenologist: Carlo Ferrini