Castello del terriccio TASSINAIA
2019 was characterized by a highly variable climate, which alternated periods of cold and rain with long bouts of drought and heat. After a normal winter, the budding took place in the first week of April. The cold and rainy conditions throughout April and May significantly slowed down the vegetative vine growth, leading to a 10-day delay in flowering compared to the average. Very hot, dry weather suddenly arrived in June and the weather stayed warm and sunny throughout the summer with temperatures about 2°C above average and 45 consecutive days without rain. The long dry period was interrupted by some days of rain in the last week of July, bringing the temperature back to the seasonal norm, with ideal conditions for ripening. The harvest began slowly on 5th September. As usual, the last week of September saw a lowering of temperatures which made it possible to preserve a great finesse and aromatic freshness. Sunny conditions returned after another rainy event towards end September, which allowed us to conclude the harvest of the later ripening varieties on October 4.
Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with other noble vines
16 months aging in tonneaux of French oak
70,000 bottles in 6 bottle cases
Fining takes place in separate masses, by variety, in second- and third-passage French oak tonneaux for 16 months. After being blended and bottled, it rests another 12 months in the bottle before being marketed.
ALTITUDE 100-300 meters above sea level
VINE DENSITY 5600 per hectare
SOIL composite soils with a strong presence of stones and fossils
ALCOHOL CONTENT 14%