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Tenuta di Trinoro, Campo di Tenaglia

Campo di Tenaglia (100% Cabernet Franc) is a 0.8-hectare vineyard grown on 8 feet of crumbled limestone. The vines grow facing the sunset at 500 meters of altitude.

In 2017, we harvested in the Campo di Tenaglia on October 6th. It is perfumed, with notes of violet and plum jam; this vintage, it’s less spicy than in past years, with powerfully dominant tannins in its youth.

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Description

Campo di Tenaglia (100% Cabernet Franc) is a 0.8-hectare vineyard grown on 8 feet of crumbled limestone. The vines grow facing the sunset at 500 meters of altitude.

 

Specifications

VARIETAL PROFILE
100% Cabernet Franc
AGING
8 months in French oak barrels; 11 months in cement tanks

The Producer

Tenuta di Trinoro is considered one of the most iconic wines produced in Italy today. The estate, planted on virgin soil following the vision of owner and winemaker Andrea Franchetti, is planted solely with Bordelais grapes, with a strong preponderance of Cabernet Franc. The isolated estate occupies an area of about 200 hectares, of which 22 are planted with vines. It is located in the Val d’Orcia, between 450 and 600 meters above sea level, where the eroded rock of the mountain gives way to the limestone and clay of an ancient seafloor. These Super Tuscan wines are unique in their area, expressing the particular conditions of this elevated, inland valley.

Tenuta di Trinoro is the flagship wine of its namesake winery, and only several hundred cases are produced each vintage, making it highly sought-after by collectors. The flagship blend varies based on the vintage, but it is predominantly Cabernet Franc and Merlot, along with some Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Trinoro also produces other distinctive red wines focused on single varieties including Palazzi, a selection of 100% Merlot; the Campi, three single-vineyard wines of 100% Cabernet Franc; and Le Cupole, the second wine to Tenuta di Trinoro.

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Ratings and Awards

96 pts Wine Advocate – 2018

93 pts. Antonio Galloni – 2018

95 pts Wine Advocate – 2017

95 pts Wine Spectator – 2017

95 pts Antonio Galloni – 2016

96 pts International Wine Report – 2016