“Beautiful, captivating, and entrancing” are just some of the words our tasting panel members used to describe Castello Tricerchi’s 2015 Brunello di Montalcino. From the moment this elegant, sophisticated Brunello exited the bottle, it caught our attention, first with its brilliant deep ruby robe and then with a haunting, nearly intoxicating aroma replete with scents of roses, ripe cherries, and exotic spices. Juicy, harmonious and mouth filling, it tantalizes the palate with its floral, cherry, and sophisticated spicy flavors, all of which linger long after the wine has danced merrily down the throat. Balanced ripe tannins beautifully frame this young Brunello di Montalcino, promising further development without detracting from completely enjoying this wine now. For optimal enjoyment we suggest affording the comely 2015 Castello Tricerchi Brunello di Montalcino an hour or more in a decanter before consuming at cool room temperature (58°F-62° F). Enjoy!
A wine as elegant and delicious as the 2015 Castello Tricerchi Brunello di Montalcino hardly needs an accompaniment to shine. In fact, we enjoyed this young Brunello di Montalcino on its own as well as with a meal. Yet, a bottle of Tricerchi’s magical Brunello can turn a well prepared meal into a vision of paradise, so why not have it all? When all is said and done, what is great wine without equally enticing food? Consider serving the 2015 Tricerchi Brunello di Montalcino with a thick tender veal chop, smothered in a succulent brown sauce, or consider preparing a whole aged beef tenderloin topped with truffle butter and served with garlic mashed potatoes? Braised lamb shanks, stuffed quail, and venison tenderloin offer other top notch pairings with Tricerchi’s outstanding Brunello. In fact, we can hardly think of a food that wouldn’t taste better with this Brunello. And if all else fails, all you need is a clean glass. Buon Appetito!
Castello Tricerchi is one of the oldest estates in Tuscany’s noble Montalcino DOCG, which is home to Tuscany’s most renowned wine – Brunello di Montalcino. Built in 1441, Castello Tricerchi served as a bastion for pilgrims on their way to Rome by way of the Via Francigena. Its castle sits at the center of the estate, which spreads over 1,000 acres. However, only 32 acres of this formidable property are devoted to Sangiovese Grosso, the select Sangiovese clone responsible for Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino. Tricerchi’s vineyards are divided into 7 distinct plots that amble down the slopes of the hill just below the estate’s formidable castle.
The Tricerchi family has for centuries played key roles in the development and governance of Montalcino and the commune of Siena dating back to 1260 and the noble knight Alessandro Tricerchi, a man of arms who fought in the service of Siena. Castello Tricerchi’s medieval castle, fortified keep, and decorated motif, the latter attributed to renowned artist Baldassarre Peruzzi, have sheltered pilgrims on the way to Rome and has been officially recognized by the Italian government for its artistic heritage. The Squarcia family, Tommaso, Emanuele, Sergio, and Gigi, direct descendants of Alessandro Tricerchi, continue the Tricerchi tradition at Castello Tricerchi and produce the estate’s much heralded Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino wines.
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