Castello del Terriccio – Lupicaia IGT

Producer: Castello del Terriccio
Wine: Lupicaia IGT
Grape Variety: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot
Production Zone: Castellina Marittima
Altitude: 375 feet above sea level
Surface Area/Yield: 130 acres
Exposure: Southwest
Soil: Gravel and Sand with Tuff
Vinification & Aging: The vinification techniques are very straightforward with the sole objective of exalting, at each stage of the winemaking process, the original character of the grapes and the unique nuance each wine receives from the soil. Lupicaia is vinified from only the best of the carefully selected grapes, and aged for 18-24 months in new French oak barrels.
Production: 2500 cases
Alcohol: 14%
Description: 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 extremely long finish.
Food Pairing: Grilled and roasted meats like beef and lamb, firm cheeses
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