Tenuta Di Trinoro, Campo di Camagi 2015
100% Cabernet Franc from Tuscany; not something you see often. This is one of three 100% Cabernet Francs from Tenuta Di Trinoro, which are all amazing! These wines showcase the quality of Cabernet Franc beautifully. Cabernet Franc is underrated because most people haven't tried it yet.
Elegant and powerful Cabernet Franc, lots of black fruit (dark cherries, blackcurrant, blackberries) violets, spice, tannins are big and mouth coating. It will need a decant to open up, but will also age wonderfully over the next 10 + years.
'The cold-weathered year made Camagi a rich, concentrated wine, with a tight texture. The fruit is strong and solid and will be more so in the next few years; it will then hold back in preparation for long aging.
Under a mountain, Tenuta di Trinoro is an estate with different soils. Some plantings are over 25 years old. Having developed large root systems, they now translate the soils distinct tastes. After observing certain grapes coming to the winery with different flavors over so many harvests, we decided to bottle 3 parcels of vineyards separately, under their own labels.
Campo di Camagi (100% Cabernet Franc) is a 1.5-hectare vineyard where vines have grown on broken quartz and limestone, long before we planted: densely, in a thin layer of soil, at 600 meters (2,000 feet) above sea level. The plants struggled for room until they reached a balance: roots having filled the ground, each vine has the same number of leaves in its share of the air.' - Vini Franchetti