Roberto Guldener, owner and winemaker, began making wine at Terrabianca in the heart of Chianti Classico in 1988, realizing his dream to make wine in Chianti. Obsessed with making a contemporary terroir-driven product, he set out immediately planting new vines, and clonal selection has since been a driving force in his work. He currently has 126 acres under vine. Campaccio, a blend of Cabernet and Sangiovese, was Guldener's first wine at Terrabianca, and remains the winery's flagship offering.
Terrabianca Campaccio 2008
Deep, lively ruby. Aromas are ample, intense, elegant, with berry
fruit, chocolate, leather and roasted almond. Full and concentrated on the
palate, with perfectly balanced freshness and fruit. Superb structure, harmony
and depth, silky tannins.
"The 2008 Campaccio is very, very beautiful. It comes across as quite subtle and delicate for this wine, yet the balance is beyond reproach. Dark red cherries, licorice, menthol, flowers, spices and a subtle hint of French oak add complexity on the finish. This is a very pretty vintage for the Campaccio."
-Rated 92, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Very silky and floral, this red reminds me of Burgundy with its bilberry, violet and raspberry aromas and flavors. The grainy tannins show the other side to this wine, which needs time for the two components to balance. Ends with a long, intense, fruit-filled finish. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Rank #36, Top 100 Wines of 2011." -Rated 93, Wine Spectator
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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.
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