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Dear <<First Name>>, 

Today we are pleased to bring you a special offer of our two top wines from the esteemed 2010 vintage. Our Castello del Terriccio and Lupicaia embody our dream of bringing the world the very best of the Maremma. The evolution has been incredible to oversee; wines coming from an estate that dates back centuries, made from vineyards planted only ~30 years ago. We set our sights on greatness early on, only using vine cuttings from top estates in France, and believe the incredible 2010 vintage is evidence of the fulfillment of this vision. We are thrilled to finally release these wines and share them with you, now that their power has softened enough to let their tremendous beauty show through. 

2010 produced exceptionally refined, elegant, fruit-driven wines, thanks to the cool temperatures throughout the growing season. A wet winter and spring led to slower than average vegetative growth, and cool September temperatures with virtually no rain allowed the grapes to ripen slowly, and develop a rich aromatic profile prior to a later-than-normal harvest. 

The Castello del Terriccio and Lupicaia 2010s have been quietly resting in our estate cellar since bottling, and we are pleased to offer them to you now as they enter their optimal drinking window.
Castello del Terriccio 2010 -- $N/A per 750ml bottle

Castello del Terricio is a wine close to my heart -- a unique Syrah-based blend that I believe captures the essence of the Terriccio territory and therefore bears its name. I have always loved Syrah and in the 2000 vintage, with my long-time enologist and friend Carlo Ferrini, my dream to produce this wine finally became a reality.

Castello is a wine that reflects particularly well the subtleties and characteristics of each particular vintage. In 2010, the blend is 50% Syrah, 25% Petit Verdot and 25% other varieties.

For commercial reasons over the years, the “Castello” has not generally been imported into the United States. As a result, this offer of Castello is available exclusively to members of our esteemed Patron's List.
  • A wine of gravitas and power, the 2010 Castello del Terriccio doesn't quite have the sexiness of the Lupicaia today. Instead, the flavors are deep, darker and meatier, with considerable depth and formidable tannins that need time to start resolving themselves. The 2010 Castello is a wine for the patient. 2017-2030. 94 Points, Antonio Galloni
Lupicaia 2010 -- $N/A per 750ml bottle

Our first Super Tuscan, the Lupicaia is our flagship wine that made Terriccio known worldwide. From its debut vintage, the Lupicaia has earned the coveted Tre Bicchieri award from Gambero Rosso every year it has been produced. It is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon with some Merlot and Petit Verdot, and is vinified from only the best quality grapes. On the nose, there are notes of crushed black cherry, blackberry, and spices, and in the mouth it displays a fine minerality, good acidity, and round, soft tannins with a long finish.
  • "What a pleasure it is to taste the 2010 Lupicaia. Fresh and brilliant on the palate, the 2010 boasts superb energy and precision throughout. Rose petal, mint and succulent red-fleshed fruit are all beautifully delineated. The flavors remain quite youthful and vibrant, with little in the way of aromatic nuance. Readers will have to be patient, but there is little doubt the 2010 is a stellar wine with considerable potential. With time in the glass, the 2010 becomes richer, darker and more powerful, hinting at what lies ahead." 2017-2030. 95 Points, Antonio Galloni
Once again we have held our ex-cellar prices contstant, meaning that we can offer these wines direct to you on very attractive terms. This special offer is available only to our esteemed patrons, as we know you above all would appreciate the chance to enjoy these outstanding wines stored in ideal cellar conditions at such great prices.

To order use the secure online order form, reply directly to this email or call our partners at VinConnect at 415.857.5740 before 21 June. Orders for three or more bottles will receive shipping included, which we expect some time in the fall.

Thank you very much for your continued support, and we invite you to visit our winery if you are ever in the area -- it would be my pleasure to show you around our estate’s olive groves, stables, and vineyards to enjoy a slice of Tuscan life.

Un caro saluto,

Gian Annibale Rossi di Medelana
Castello del Terriccio

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