Tenuta di Trinoro

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.

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"If I were to attempt to summarize Franchetti's approach to wine, I would settle on the word: 'oneness.' Here we have a single man, who makes a wine of a single style at the only wine estate that exists in this unexplored region." Robert Parker

"Tenuta di Trinoro is remarkably direct and appetising. It is not like red bordeaux but is much more complex than most Italian Bordeaux blends. Like them it qualifies not for any DOC but is sold as an IGT, a wine with an Indicazione Geografica Tipica of Toscana – not that there is anything remotely typical about this wine. It has been treated to every rich winemaker's plaything: tiny yields; the strictest selection (hence the appearance of a second wine); top-quality oak used in abundance to give it longevity; some tricky malolactic fermentation in barrel to soften it; a touch of micro-oxygenation to keep it fresh." Jancis Robinson