2016 Tenuta di Trinoro Le Cupole, Tuscana, Italy

2016 Tenuta di Trinoro Le Cupole, Tuscana, Italy

$37.95 $34.95

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We already know, and so should you too, but let me remind you the Tuscan 2016 vintage may be better than the benchmark 2010.  Andrea Franchett’s opening tier Le Cupole, a “Bordeaux” varietal proprietary blend from his southeastern Tuscan estate is a significant example of the quality level one can expect.   Rare mags at $82.95.

“The 2016 Le Cupole is a simply beautiful wine, with a full and richly extracted style that delivers power but does not go overboard. It is a blend of Cabernet Franc (42%), Merlot (40%), Cabernet Sauvignon (14%) and Petit Verdot (4%) that shows a lot of black fruit and a touch of green spice on the close. This wine comes full circle to offer a great drinking experience. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel vats and aged in two- and three-year-old barriques for eight months and ten months in cement. Some 58,100 bottles were produced.  2019-2030” – 94 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate – May 31, 2019

“Lush and expressive, this red offers plum, black cherry, leather, iron and smoke aromas and flavors. Backed by muscular tannins, but finds equilibrium on the long, fruit-filled aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2030. 4,842 cases made, 1,900 cases imported.” – 92 points, Wine Spectator  – March 31, 2019



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