Tenuta Di Trinoro Le Cupole 2013
A different Super Tuscan, without any Sangiovese in it. A true Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Franc 62%, Merlot 24%, Cabernet Sauvignon 8%, and 6% Petit Verdot. Some of the best Bordeaux blends, outside of Bordeaux and at a much more affordable price.
'2013 was a cooler vintage, serene with little rain. Temperatures in the valley during the summer in the valley averaged 26C instead of the usual 36C. When they arrived in the winery, the grapes were healthy and hard, with low sugars, high acidity, yet still fully matured. The ripening that comes from a vineyard's own efforts, without a violent sun or rains, launches a process that unravels, even in the new liquid of berries that have been separated from plants and fermented.
The wines of 2013 have been changing violently from mute and green-leaning to red-fruited, then black-fruited; their green edge peels off, disappearing continuously into layers of further length and depth.' - Vini Franchetti