Genius Loci Toscana IGT - Burchino
Genius Loci Toscana IGT - Burchino
Bright ruby red wine. Elegant impact on the nose with hints of lemon on a raspberry background. Taste, warm and passionate with slight tannins, it lingers on the palate and is ready to drink now but will age well on its graceful balance.
Gold Medal - 88 pts: Gilbert & Gaillard 2016 - vintage 2012
4 stelle: Touring Club – Vinibuoni d’Italia 2015 - vintage 2012
3 stelle: Guida Touring Club 2014 - vintage 2011
90 pts: Guida Veronelli 2014 - vintage 2010
1 bicchiere: Gambero Rosso 2014- vintage 2010
89 pts: Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar 2014 - vintage 2010
86 pts: Guida Veronelli 2011 - vintage 2009
87 pts: Wine Spectator 2009 - vintage 2006
90 pts: Wine Advocate 2009 - vintage 2005
90 pts: Wine Enthusiast 2007 - vintage 2003
90 pts: Wine Enthusiast 2006 - vintage 2003
87 pts: Mondo Weine der Welt 2004 - vintage 2001
Appellation: Toscana IGT Sangiovese
Grapes: 100% Sangiovese
Vinification and refinement
This Sangiovese “in purezza” (pure) is produced with selected grapes grown on a single vineyard belonging to the Burchino Estate, called Le Corti. Le Corti Cru is characterized by its particular exposition and the rich soil. The vines are cultivated with the cordon spur training system in order to obtain from 1 to 2 kg of grapes per vine. The grapes are selected and harvested by hand. After the primary fermentation in stainless steel the malolactic fermentation takes place in French oak barriques where the wine is refined for a minimum period of 12 months.
Colour: Bright ruby red wine.
Bouquet: It has an elegant impact on the nose with hints of lemon on a raspberry background.
Taste: Warm and passionate with slight tannins, it lingers on the palate and is ready to drink now but will age well on its graceful balance.
Choops, rack of lamb, pork steaks, farmyard chicken, pasta al pesto.
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 vineyards are located on the hills with the best exposure and represent a real collection of Cru of the area. The land is extraordinarily rich of fossil shells on a draining and loose mixture of sand and clay, very ancient matrix that refers to the proximity to the sea. Terricciola has always been considered to be the area of production of the best wines of the Pisan Hills and has recently attracted the interest of many investors and producers who have given life to a group of wineries oriented to the research of the highest quality expression. The Castellani Family has made of the Burchino Estate a centre for the preservation of agricultural memory of the area. The best reservas of the family refine in an ancient Etruscan hypogeum dating back to 800 BC, located in the aging cellar.
Ruby red wine with purple reflections. On the nose it has a surprising cleanness with strong notes of cherry and spices. Medium bodied wine, soft and pleasant on the palate showing nice freshness and a good balance of fruit, tannins and acidity. It has a long smooth finish.
Delicate straw yellow colour. The base made with Trebbiano grapes offers a delicate and fresh wine with balsamic and floral notes enriched by fruity and sweet fragrances thanks to the addition of Viognier grapes with typical notes of tropical fruits, mango, pineapple and banana. On the palate the sweet fruitiness is balanced by the nice acidity.