Castellani Tenuta di Burchino 'Il Burchino' Toscana IGT 2010
By James Suckling
Castellani Toscana Il Burchino 2010
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Blueberry and light flower aromas follow through to a full to medium body with a cola, berry and light chocolate undertone. Very long. Gorgeous. Drink now or hold.
By Tenuta di Burchino
Toscana IGT 2010
Grapes: 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet, 5% Merlot
Vinification and Refinement
Our Toscana “Il Burchino” is produced with the grapes from San Martino, Poggiarelli and Boccanera vineyards, carefully selected and vinified at controlled temperature to maintain all the aromas and the great minerality that distinguishes all wines from Burchino Estate. It is a complex wine, with intense deepness on the nose that develops a soft mouth feel where the best characteristics of Cabernet and Merlot from Tuscany find space together with the classic Sangiovese notes. 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 by 225 Litres. The wine is refined in bottle for a further period.
Colour: Intense ruby red with purple reflections.
Bouquet: Characteristic bouquet with plenty of cherry, berry and balsamic flavours.
Taste: Soft and round with notes of licorice and vanilla, nice acidity and balanced fruit.
Ideal with steaks and grilled meats, perfect with mature cheeses. Serve at room temperature.
[Information provided by Opera Wine Imports]