Tenuta Di Trinoro, Campo di Tenaglia 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.
This is a quality Cabernet Franc. A dark rich and opulent wine. Ripe black cherry, blackberries, spice, mocha, licorice, spice, flint, minerally linning. Smooth chalky tannins and a long delicious savoury finish.
'Under a mountain, Tenuta di Trinoro is an estate with different soils. Some plantings are over twenty-five 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 three parcels of vineyards separately, under their own labels. Campo di Tenaglia (100% Cabernet Franc) is a 0.8-hectare vineyard grown on 8 feet of crumbled limestone. The vines grow facing the sunset at 550 meters (1,700 feet) of altitude. The wine of Campo di Tenaglia is usually dark and spicy, reminiscent of licorice. This year was a good one, cool and even ripening, so the wine is especially soft and gentle in its texture. This is the second year we've produced this wine.' - Vini Franchetti