It is the leading wine of the farm - the wine which has made the estate world-renowned. This rich Super Tuscan has considerable ageing potential and it is one of the finest made; its debut vintage, as well as all following vintages, achieved the coveted Tre Bicchieri award. The two characteristic red-brown parallel segments on the label symbolize the typical red colour of the soil in the vineyards.
Lupicaia is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot, vinified from only the best of the carefully selected grapes, and aged for 18-24 months in new French oak barrels. A heady blend of crushed black cherry, blackberry and spice aromas precede plush blackcurrant, dark chocolate and mint-laced fruit with mineral aspect and a sculpting acity. Tannins are big, round and soft before an eternal finish.
Region/Origin: Indicazione Geografica Tipica - Rosso di Toscana - (Toscana I.G.T.)
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Merlot 10% and Petit-Verdot 5%
Location: 120 m above sea level, exposition South/South-West
Vine density per hectare: between 3.600 and 4.200 plants/ha
Training system: Spurred Cordon
Harvest: Grapes are picked by hand starting on September 6 for the Merlot and from September 21 for Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit-Verdot.
Sugar level at harvest: 260 g/l
Fermentation: In stainless steel vats at 31°C, 16 days for the Merlot and Petit-Verdot, 20days for the Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging: The wine was aged separately in French oak barrels for 18-24 months
Alcohol: 14% vol.
Total Acid: 5,20 g/l
Production: 30.000 bottles (6 bottles per wood case). Available also in Magnum, Double Magnum and Methusalem bottles.
Oenologist: Carlo Ferrini