Castello del Terriccio can be found in Tuscany’s Maremma region, where it specializes in so-called Super Tuscan wines, including its luxe Lupicaia and the more affordable Tassinaia, a blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot, reviewed here.
A beauty of a wine, Tassinaia is intense with notes of graphite and slate, but balanced with darker fruit notes that evoke blackberry and blueberry, plus a light edge of rosemary and thyme. Gentle pepper notes and some unripe plum give the finish a bit of bite, with ample acidity (perhaps a bit too much at times) to keep things clean and refreshing. Solid stuff, hard to put down.
A- / $35 / terriccio.it