2015 Tenuta di Trinoro Campo di Tenaglia, Val d’Orcia, Tuscana, Italy

2015 Tenuta di Trinoro Campo di Tenaglia, Val d’Orcia, Tuscana, Italy



“Here is a dark, moody and penetrating wine. The 2015 Campo di Tenaglia is one of three wines in Andrea Franchetti’s new line of single-vineyard Cabernet Francs. Although the texture here is enormously rich and opulent, this is perhaps the softest and most supple of the three expressions. It is also the most defined by its mineral identity. The bouquet reveals distinctive characteristics of flint, crushed mineral and dry chalk. This adds to the dryness and the overall intensity of the wine. In the mouth, however, it shows savory and rich succulence. This wine really speaks to my tastes.” 95 points – Monica Larner, Wine Advocate  (October 2017)

Tenuta di Trinoro is very consciously located far away from the Chianti Classico appellation. Because this estate exists in a location that is absolutely void of neighboring wine estates, I have decided to add these notes to this report. Honestly, there is nowhere else to put them until Trinoro gets its own appellation (something I hope is in the works). These are outlier wines in terms of style and substance. Solitary and introspective, Andrea Franchetti is one of Italy’s most focused and talented winemakers. This is a beautiful set of new releases, and I’d like to draw your attention to the three single-vineyard expressions of Cabernet Franc now in production. Each is exciting in its own distinct manner.

“Strikes a balance between ripe black cherry, blackberry, spice and coffee aromas and flavors. Firm, but also juicy and fresh on the long, fruit-filled aftertaste. Ends with flourishes of licorice, iron and spice. Cabernet Franc. Best from 2021 through 2035. 300 cases made, 25 cases imported.” – 95 points, Wine Spectator (Feb 28, 2018) — BS