Castello del Terriccio
The grapes of Tassinaia come from 37.5 acres of vineyards with sandy, stony soil and a moderating maritime climate characterized by a long ripening season. On the label two green segments symbolize the grassland of Terriccio.
Tassinaia is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This big, structure wine has blackberry, blackcurrant, herb and tar aromas with tobacco, cedar, and vanilla notes before dense, rich and round plum and cherry on the palate. Soft tannins broaden out in the mouth in a long finish.
Region/Origin: I.G.T. - Indicazione Geografica Tipica -
Rosso di Toscana - (Toscana I.G.T.)
Grapes: Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with
other noble vines
Location: 100 m above sea level, exposition
Vine density per hectare: 5.600
Training system: Spurred Cordon
Harvest: Grapes are picked by hand, starting on
the second week of September for the Merlot, followed by the Cabernet Sauvignon.
Sugar level at harvest: 250 g/l
Fermentation: In stainless steel vats at 30 °C, 18 days for
the Merlot, 16 days for the Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging: The wine was aged separately in both new and used
French oak barrels for 14 months.
Bottling: August 2009
Alcohol: 14% vol.
Total Acid: 5,20 g/l
Production: 70.000 bottles
in 6 bottle cases.
Available also in Magnum bottles.
Oenologist: Carlo FerriniRegion Toscana
Grapes Used: Cabernet Sauvignon 50%Merlot 50%