Castello del Terriccio – Tassinaia IGT

Producer: Castello del Terriccio
Wine: Tassinaia IGT
Grape Variety: 50% Merlot 50% Cab. Sauvignon
Production Zone: Castellina Marittima
Altitude: 325 feet above sea level
Surface Area/Yield: 130 acres, 2.4 tons/acre
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. Tassinaia is vinified from only the best of the carefully selected grapes, and aged for 16 months in Tonneaux.
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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