Tenuta di Trinoro

Le Cupole

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750 ml (Standard)

2016


Cultivar:

42% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot.

Country:

Italy

Rating:

92 Points - Wine Spectator

Specifications:

14.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: Red Blend, Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 10 yrs+
Origin: Tuscany Appellation: Toscana IGT

Tasting Notes:

This year’s Cupole has a deep violet color, with pronounced aromatics of tomato leaf, black pepper, black fruit, spice, and violets. The wine is medium-to-full bodied, with velvety tannins and juiciness from its well-integrated acidity. The notes of black fruits and spice are persistent on palate, and there’s just that touch of bitterness on the finish so characteristic of Italian wines, adding a dimension of sapidity.

Blackcurrant
Blackcurrant

Black Pepper
Black Pepper

Spices
Spices

Violets
Violets

The second label of Tenuta di Trinoro, Le Cupole was first produced in 1995. It is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, with percentages varying with each vintage. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in one to three year old barriques and cement, Le Cupole is velvety and approachable. This wine hits the palate with exuberance, full of fleshy, bright fruit, extracted tannins, and rich color.

2016 was such an uncertain season, and yet the results are exceptional wines. The clue to this vintage was to recognize the long August's burn, hidden behind the rains - at the season's break, the storms were just revitalizing thirsty grapes. We welcomed the rain every time, instead of picking before it arrived: that was the way we brought in a great harvest.

Fermentation in stainless steel vats for 12 days.

8 months in French oak barrels of 1, 2 and 3 years old; 11 months in cement tanks.

Food pairing

An antipasto platter with meats and rich hard cheeses will stand up to the flavors of this full-bodied wine.

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