Castro Rosso di Toscana 2018

17.99

Description

Castro is named after the mountain stream that runs through this small family estate in Tuscany. The Pancaro family describe this as a ‘baby Super Tuscan’, traditional in its supertuscan blend but aged for only six months in used barrels so remaining fresh and easy to drink.

The component parts of 75% Merlot, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon were planted together in 2003 in the 3 acre Peschiera vineyard. After fermentation, the wine is aged for six months in large traditional Tuscan chestnut barrels.

Ruby towards brick red in colour, with striking aromatics invoking coffee and dark chocolate, cassis and black cherries. The palate is silky smooth, a burst of sweet red fruits balanced by earthy, savoury notes, fragrant herbal characters and peppery hints.

Serve with any tomato-based pasta dishes, antipasti or hard cheeses.

  • Soft, smooth, fruity
  • 750 ml
  • 14% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2023
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Producer: Fattoria Il Muro

Il Muro estate has been owned by the Pancaro family for more than two centuries. In the 17th century, poet Francesco Redi, whose villa can be admired on the side of Poggio Mendico, celebrated the vineyards and the wines of this area, describing them as blood-red, gold-red, sparkling, bright and spicy in his well-known poem “Bacchus in Tuscany”.

Situated in the very heart of Tuscany, a few miles from the medieval city of Arezzo, the estate is actually a full working farm, extending over 65 hectares of woods, vineyards and olive groves. Fruit and vegetables are grown, and hens and pigs are raised for eggs and salumi. But the land is made for wine; 'galestro' soils, a mix of loose marl and limestone, and a temperate climate regulated by the nearby Alpe di Poti mountain range, provide the perfect terroir for traditional Tuscan grapes Sangiovese, Trebbiano, Malvasia and Vermentino.

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