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IGT Toscana, Tenuta del Terriccio, 2014

750 ml
CHF 42.50
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Producer: Castello del Terriccio
Origin: Italy / Toscana / Montescudaio
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CHF 42.50
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Article nr. 35052714
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Producer: Castello del Terriccio
Origin: Italy / Toscana / Montescudaio
Other vintages:

Description

Dark, verging on black, with brilliant hue. The nose is intense and concentrated on ripe notes of blackcurrant and liquorice and touches of balsamic and eucalyptus. The front palate is massive, the mid palate structured and full of sweet flavours. This intense structure extends into the finish with tannins of great quality and maturity. The balance and fruitiness allow this wine to be enjoyed young.

Attributes

Origin: Italy / Toscana / Montescudaio
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Maturity: 4 to 10 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Drinking suggestion: Latin American dishes, Brasato di manzo al Barolo, Goulash, boeuf bourguignon, Roasted lamb gigot, Scaloppine di vitello al limone, Mushroom ragout
Vinification: long must fermentation
Harvest: hand-picking
Maturation: in used barriques
Bottling: no filtration
Volume: 13.5 %
Countries

Italy

Italy – Where wine is a way of life

The Italian wine regions are extremely diverse, and this is made clear in their wines. Established varieties such as Merlot, Syrah, and Sauvignon can be found on just 15 percent of the total vine growing area. The remaining 85 percent is reserved for autochthonous, indigenous varieties. More than 2,000 different grape varieties are grown under diverse conditions and pressed with various techniques into wines that reach the top tier of the international wine market.

Grape varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon

The backbone of Bordeaux

The Cabernet Sauvignon gives the Bordeaux its backbone, yielding deep violet wines with powerful tannins and endless ripening potential. It is the top dog in Médoc, and is placed in all five premier crus of Bordelais. When young, it often appears strict and unapproachable, but with advancing years, its tannins round off. It is wonderfully velvety, and yet always maintains its freshness. Typical flavours include cassis, graphite and cedar. Wherever Cabernet Sauvignon is found, Merlot is not far away. It complements the robust structure of Cabernet with softness, fruit and richness. The Cabernet Sauvignon is the most-exported vine in the world. It delivers persuasive qualities in Italy as an ingredient of the Super Tuscan, or as the flagship variety from California. There, it is lovingly titled “Cab Sauv”. Meat fans should be aware that it fantastically accompanies a grilled entrecôte. The family tree of Cabernet Sauvignon is surprising: its parents are Cabernet Franc and the white Sauvignon blanc.

Merlot

Everybody’s darling

Merlot is the most charming member of the Bordeaux family. It shines with rich colour, fragrant fullness, velvety tannins and sweet, plummy fruit. It even makes itself easy for the vintner, as it matures without issue in cool years as well. This is in contrast to the stricter Cabernet Sauvignon, which it complements as a blending partner. Its good qualities have made the Merlot famous worldwide. At over 100,000 hectares, it is the most-planted grape in France. It also covers large areas in California, Italy, Australia and recently in Eastern Europe. The only catch is that pure Merlot varieties rarely turn out well. Its charm is often associated with a lack of substance. Only the best specimens improve with maturity. They then develop complex notes of leather and truffles. This succeeds in the top wines from the Bordeaux appellation of Pomerol and those from Ticino, among others.

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