Tenuta di Trinoro, Rosso Toscana I.G.T.

Our flagship wine, Tenuta di Trinoro is remarkably direct and appetizing, and yet it’s made to last for decades. It is immediately riper and richer than red Bordeaux, benefitting as it does from the bright Tuscan sun, but is much more complex than other Italian Bordeaux blends. Like them, it is sold as a Rosso IGT, a wine with an Indicazione Geografica Tipica of Toscana, but there is nothing remotely typical about this wine.

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Description

Our flagship wine, Tenuta di Trinoro is remarkably direct and appetizing, and yet it’s made to last for decades. It is immediately riper and richer than red Bordeaux, benefitting as it does from the bright Tuscan sun, but is much more complex than other Italian Bordeaux blends. Like them, it is sold as a Rosso IGT, a wine with an Indicazione Geografica Tipica of Toscana, but there is nothing remotely typical about this wine.

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Specifications

VARIETAL PROFILE
50% Cabernet Franc, 36% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot
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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