Burchino Il Burchino Toscana IGT 2010 | Ideal with steaks and grilled meats | Exclusive
93WA | Burchino Il Burchino Toscana IGT 2010 displays an intense purple core with a garnet rim. While the wine shows rich aromas of black cherry compote, plum, and developing aromas of leather, cedar, and a hint of tobacco. Yet firmly textured on the palate. With a chocolate undertone and ripe fruits, firm tannins, and evolving spice on the finish. Created by Winemaker Piergiorgio Castellani. Drink now-2025.
93JS | Blueberry and light floral aromas follow through to a full to medium body. With a cola, berry and light chocolate undertone. Burchino Il Burchino Toscana IGT 2010 presents very long. Gorgeous. Drink now or hold.
2010 was a spectacular vintage in the Chianti zone with Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate pinning on 96-points overall. This is the perfect time for an over-achieving Super Tuscan. Most of all a rich and ripe gem with a little bottle age, that will reward those who keep a case close at hand. Exclusive. Don’t delay.
About Tenuta di Burchino
Our new friend Winemaker Piergiorgio Castellani may be a man of wildly diverse interests. But he is completely predictable in one thing: hitting the elusive $20 bottle at an over-90-point sweet spot. The Burchino Il Burchino Toscana IGT 2010 is Piergiorgio’s estate-grown Super Tuscan. While consisting of 50% Sangiovese, fleshed out with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
First aged for 12 months in French oak barriques, “Il Burchino” has developed a beautiful character with a few years of bottle age. Furthermore, James Suckling hung an impressive 93-point score on “Il Burchino,” calling it “gorgeous,” and “very long. In addition, recommending it for immediate drinking or a few more years in the cellar. From a Parker 96-point “extraordinary” vintage. Hence, this is the perfect wine to have within arm’s reach. Every last case in the US is at Wine Access. Don’t delay.
Winemaker Piergiorgio Castellani
So anyone who thinks the word “inherited” implies idleness has never met Piergiorgio Castellani. When we met him in Germany earlier this spring, we learned that the fourth-generation vintner is an avid art-lover, outdoorsman, and surfer. That is, of course, in addition to being the steward of his family’s century-old Tuscan estate.
While he takes on this responsibility with dedication and vision — Wine Enthusiast has contended that, under Piergiorgio’s guidance, Castellani is “jockeying for a position as one of the top producers of Italy.”
Whereas most wines from this estate are dominated by Sangiovese, “Il Burchino” is Piergiorgio’s nod to a newer style of Tuscan winemaking. In addition, he has integrated significant portions of Cabernet and Merlot to the Sangiovese. Also aging the wine in French oak barriques.