The story of Tenuta di Trinoro is that of an eccentric visionary, who defied the norm to follow his heart and instinct, at great avail to the vinous community. Andrea Franchetti grew up in an incredibly well-connected family, his uncle famous artist Cy Twombly, he is also related to the Rothschild’s and Italian nobility, there is no wonder that from the very beginning innovation was in his blood.
After many years of traveling, working in hospitality, and eventually the wine business, Franchetti decided to leave metropolitan life behind and immerse himself into the world of wine production. In 1991, on a trip to Tuscany, Andrea visited a rundown old farmhouse, with no road access, in the middle of some woodland in Val d’Orcia, Southern Tuscany. An area with no previous viticultural history. But not one to shy from a challenge or to follow trends, Andrea’s instinct kicked in, he was determined that it would be here that he would start from scratch, to establish a vineyard from nothing, in an area unbeknown to most, using Bordeaux varieties. Only Andrea could foresee that this plot would prove to be an outstanding site geographically and climatically in terms of terroir.
In 1997 after many years of experimentation, the first vintage of Tenuta di Trinoro was born and immediately caught the eye of national and international critics. Now working with 22 hectares of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, Tenuta di Trinoro produce some of the greatest examples of Bordeaux blends to come out of Italy. Wines of remarkable renown. Complex, powerful and concentrated. This cult winemaker has set an incredibly high standard and continues to push boundaries, a seriously exciting producer, of legendary status.