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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Terrabianca Campaccio (375ML half-bottle) 2008
Terrabianca Campaccio (375ML half-bottle) 2008
(search item no. 117484)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine was created to express the Terrabianca philosophy to the fullest. It is the most representative of the estate, and exemplifies its originality of flavors and aromas.

The blend is Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, and it is aged 12 months in oak barriques, then another 12 months in the bottle. The wine's deep, brilliant ruby color with garnet hues preludes unbelievable richness & complexity on the palate, where the multi-dimensional flavors and aromas evoke a textured sensation of plenitude and volume, lingering and evolving into an exquisite finish.

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About Terrabianca:

The first document to mention Terrabianca is dated 1085: two centuries before Dante. Located just over 35 miles from Florence towards Siena, in the heart of Chianti Classico, its gently rolling country is much the same as it was in the Middle Ages. The Guldeners have 'only' been here since 1987; although in this relatively short period of time, they have propelled the estate to the highest quality levels, entirely restoring the seventeenth-century homestead, constructing a brand new winery, and restructuring the Terrabianca range.

In 1997, the couple purchased a second property, some 44 miles southwest of the original Terrabianca nucleus: Il Tesoro di Terrabianca ("Treasure of Terrabianca"). Its 262 acres bring the Guldeners' total acreage to 334, and are a mere 6 miles from the sea, in Maremma - the new frontier of Tuscan viniculture. This recent acquisition focuses on the olive oils (from over 4,000 Frantoio, Moraiolo and Leccino olive trees, many of which some 300 years old!) and Sangiovese grapes that go into a youthful and appealing 100% varietal, La Fonte. Packaging and label for this wine (see photo) have been kept distinct from the rest of the line, although the product itself is also styled by Vittorio Fiore, Terrabianca wine-maker from day one.