2014 TASSINAIA Castello del Terriccio, Lea & Sandeman

TASSINAIA

2014 Castello del Terriccio

Grapes Merlot, Cab Sauv
Colour Red
Origin Italy, Tuscany
ABV 14%

Tasting notes

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot. Lovely clean attack. Bright with good edge and an enticing Bordeaux grip, not firm just a lovely feel. The fruit is perfectly 'a point' - clever stuff in this notoriously tricky vintage - and proves the calibre of this super terroir. Red, rich strawberry notes meld with darker, deeper, firm plum flesh. A great 2014 from the team here. Drinking range: 2017 - 2020 L&S (Mar 2017)

Castello del Terriccio

The Castello del Terriccio estate is one of the most beautifully situated along the entire coastal region, some miles north of Bolgheri. The 60 hectares of vines enjoy wonderful exposure, overlooking the sea, benefitting from its warmth and brightness. The vineyards are surrounded by 'maquis' and eucalyptus trees, which as well as protecting them, also contribute to the aromas and scents that so characterise the Terriccio wines.

Planted predominately with Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Syrah, the wines are made by consultant oenologist Carlo Ferrini, who has to date brought thirteen 'Tre Bicchiere' awards to the estate.

These are wines that can be approached almost immediately and yet age so well over a decade and more.

Owned by the extraordinarily charming Cav. Gian Annibale Rossi di Medelana Serafini Ferri, once a talented horseman and still a passionate breeder.