Terrabianca….the “White Land”…..
First mention of this estate can be found in documents dated as early as 1085, but it wasn’t until the 20th century when roots took hold for what we now know as the Terrabianca estate. 
Founded in 1988 by Roberto Guldener, the estate covers 307 acres and sits in the heart of Chianti Classico near Radda.  More recently, Guldener purchased land in Maremma and is now sourcing fruit from both areas of Tuscany in order ot craft his vast array of wines.  Vittorio Fiore oversees the winemaking and the wines are better than ever. 
Today we’re reporting on the newly released 2009 Campaccio.  A worthy successor to the 2007,  Campaccio remains a blend of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet.  Sourced from the Chianti estate, this wine is an amazing value.   In the glass, the wine is a dark ruby with lighter ruby to brick highlights at the rim.  Wonderful aromas of toast, crushed red fruits, earth and tobacco take center stage and mix nicely.  The palate is balanced very well with wild berry fruit accented by toast, spice and dusty tannins.  Campaccio spends 24 months in French barrique, 50% of which are new, and then bottle ages for an additional 12 months prior to release.  This is always an excellent value and the 2009 continues that streak.  90 points,  about $20.  Price varies a bit.   I’ve seen this as high as $25, so shop around. 
~ The 2009, next to a salad with Burrata ~

Cin Cin!

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