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Castellani, Tenuta di Burchino, Il Burchino, IGT Toscana 2014 (1x75cl)

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Grape Variety: Sangiovese | Cabernet Sauvignon | Merlot
Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 13.0%
Product Code: ITTU1213B14S
Delivery: Not Available
£17.26

Awarded 95 points and Outstanding status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their November 2021 edition panel tasting of Tuscan IGTs (see blue link below for the review).

Castellani, Tenuta di Burchino, Il Burchino, IGT Toscana 2014 - November 2021 Decanter review

Click here for our video tasting of this wine (combined with one of/for a 96-pt Chianti Rufina; click here to jump to the Burchino).

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The Burchino Estate covers approximately 37 hectares in the village of Terricciola, one of the best areas of the Pisan hills, in the Chianti area. The estate belongs to the Castellani Family since 4 generations; in the old cellar are still preserved documents of the early 1900s harvests.

The vineyards are located on the hills with the best exposure and represent a real collection of Cru of the area. The land is extraordinarily rich of fossil shells on a draining and loose mixture of sand and clay, very ancient matrix that refers to the proximity to the sea. Terricciola has always been considered to be the area of production of the best wines of the Pisan Hills and has recently attracted the interest of many investors and producers who have given life to a group of wineries oriented to the research of the highest quality expression.

The Castellani Family has made of the Burchino Estate a centre for the preservation of agricultural memory of the area. The best reservas of the family refine in an ancient Etruscan hypogeum dating back to 800 BC, located in the aging cellar.

The Toscana Il Burchino is produced with the grapes from San Martino, Poggiarelli and Boccanera vineyards, carefully selected and vinified at a controlled temperature to maintain all the aromas and the great minerality that distinguishes all wines from the Burchino estate. It is a complex wine, with intense depth on the nose. It has a soft mouthfeel, where the best characteristics of Cabernet and Merlot merge seamlessly with classic notes of Sangiovese. Hand-picked grapes are immediately fermented in the modern cellars of Burchino. A prolonged maceration with the skins gives to the wine complex aromas and a fruity scent. The ageing takes place 12 months in French oak barrels of 225 litres. The wine is refined in-bottle for a further period.

50% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot.

For more detail, see the blue link below for the excellent fiche technique/technical note from the winemakers themselves.

Castellani, Tenuta di Burchino, Toscana - fiche technique

Intense ruby red with purple reflections. Characteristic bouquet with plenty of cherry, berry and balsamic flavours. Soft and round with notes of liquorice and vanilla, fine acidity and a fine balanced of fruit and oak.