Of all his wines, the flagship Tenuta di Trinoro provides the greatest insight into Andrea Franchetti's approach to winemaking. The proprietary blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot grown on soils of limestone, alluvial plain, and clay changes each year based upon which grapes are the best from that vintage, wed not to any predetermined recipe, formula, or even flavor profile. The grapes are carefully selecte and hand-picked. Fermentation in stainless steel vats for 10-15 days. Aging for 5 months in French oak barrels and then 1 year in cement tanks
Tenuta di Trinoro Rosso di Toscana
- Tenuta di Trinoro
- Toscana, Italy
Method & Production
This Super Tuscan wine showcases the distinct terroir and grapes from this remote estate at the furthest confines of viticulture in Tuscany. Franchetti's distinct style is apparent throughout each wine and each vintage. Richness and structure, depth of flavor and complexity - these are the hallmarks of his wines.
“This is a stunning wine and one of the best in this report covering the icons of Tuscany. The 2019 Tenuta di Trinoro is a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. Fruit is sourced from the very best parcels, and the blending formula changes according to vintage and the style desired by vintner Andrea Franchetti. These vineyard parcels vary in altitude, ranging from 400 to 600 meters above sea level, and the soils are quite varied with pockets of clay, sand and rock. The Trinoro is profoundly deep and pure with a solid core of black fruit that is framed by an elegant contour of spice, tobacco, smoke and crushed stone. To the palate, the wine is long and the finish can be counted in minutes, but the entire experience is beautifully streamlined and velvety. This vintage saw an important freeze event on the 7th of May, and 9,000 fire candles were lit in the lower vineyard blocks to fight off frost damage.” 100 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate