Castello del Terriccio
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 months in new French Allier 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: I.G.T. - 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
Training system: Spurred Cordon
Vine density per hectare: between 3.600 and
Harvest: From September 5 for the Merlot and from
October 1 for Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit-Verdot.
Sugar level at harvest: 255 g/l
Fermentation: In stainless steel vats at 31-32°C, 16 days
for the Merlot and 20 days for the Cabernet Sauvignon.
Malolactic fermentation for about one month.
Aging: The wine was aged separately in French oak barrels
from Allier/Troncais for 18 months
Alcohol: 14,5% vol.
Total Acid: 5,90 g/l
Production: 23.000 bottles
(6 bottles in wood case).
Available also in Magnum, Double
Magnum and Methusalem bottles.
Oenologist: Carlo FerriniRegion Toscana
Grapes Used: Cabernet Sauvignon 85%Merlot 10% Petit Verdot 5%