Il Burchino - Tenuta di Burchino - Castellani - Tuscany - Italy - 2014
The Somerset Wine Co
Awarded 95 points and Outstanding status by Decanter magazine in their November 2021 edition panel tasting of Tuscan IGTs.
50% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot.
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 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.