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Lupicaia 2009

 

We recently tasted a bottle of perfectly matured 2009 Lupicaia, from the beautiful Castello del Terricio in Tuscany. It was superb - so fresh, with masses of spice and mineral character, opening up after a couple of hours to reveal brilliant red fruit - absolutely on form. We are therefore delighted to have secured a parcel, and at a remarkably good price!

Beautifully resonant in the glass, the 2009 Lupicaia is a standout... a gorgeous wine with tons of personality. This is a decidedly round, sexy Lupicaia that is going to offer plenty of enjoyment over the course of the next fifteen years* or so.

Antonio Galloni, *tasted in 2013
 

 

 


'The 2009 vintage shows stunning elegance and balance and is not to be missed. The Lupicaia is one of the best wines I tasted this year.'

Monica Larner



A horse farm, a vineyard and a massive chunk of Tuscany territory (with a whopping 1,500 hectares of land, 65 of which are under vine), Castello del Terriccio is a piece of paradise. It was created by the late Gian Annibale Rossi di Medelana Serafini Ferri, the eloquent and visionary protagonist of modern Italian wine, and is now in the hands of his nephew Vittorio.

The vineyard was planted in 1989 and 1990 and the estate's first vintage was 1992. The estate extends along the northern border of the Tuscan region of Maremma near Bolgheri, in the province of Pisa. Because of its enormous size, it enjoys its own microclimate, with winds that blow past the islands of Capraia and Corsica, forming a tunnel between the two. Consulting Enologist Carlo Ferrini has worked with this estate from the beginning.

First produced in 1993, Lupicaia is the estate's flagship wine, named after near-by 'wolf hill'. Up until the 2009 vintage it was made with Cabernet Sauvignon and a little Merlot blended in. 

We are delighted to be able to offer this mature parcel of 2009 at a remarkable price - the market for the 2009 is currently upwards of £340!


2009 Lupicaia, Castello of Terriccio  @ £240 per 6

Best price in the market!


The 2009 Lupicaia (mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot and Petit Verdot) bares the trademark aromas of eucalyptus thanks to the soaring trees that line the perimeter of the vineyard. Dried salvia, black fruit, crushed mineral and barbecue ash are part of the complex embroidery of this gorgeous wine. The 2009 vintage shows stunning elegance and balance and is not to be missed. The Lupicaia is one of the best wines I tasted this year. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035.

96pt, Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate


Beautifully resonant in the glass, the 2009 Lupicaia is a standout. Sweet red cherries, flowers, mint, anise, savory herbs and spices all ring out in a supple, gracious wine loaded with class. The 2009 needs a few years for some of the contours to soften, but it is a gorgeous wine with tons of personality. This is a decidedly round, sexy Lupicaia that is going to offer plenty of enjoyment over the course of the next fifteen years or so. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2029.

95pt, Antonio Galloni, vinous

 

 




Ex UK


 

Alister Rayner - Sales & Marketing Manager
 

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