During the nineties when a lot of producers went too far with extractions, Andrea Franchetti remained faithful to his style. Today, when a lot of producers are moving back to less extractive wines, the owner of Tenuta di Trinoro is again an outliar. This finely educated viticulturist reads his vineyards in Orcia valley in depth to achieve maximum concentration. His wine is never upbeat nor too easy to drink soon. Examples such as 1998, a warm vintage in Tuscany, do much to explain their potential. A fruit-forward profile of cassis, cherry and strawberry ice cream is supported by graphite minerality, a leafy touch and wild Mediterranean herbs with tea leaf and lavender on top. Powerful and large on the palate, showing great extraction of tannins with outstanding grace promising great things in the long haul.
Aldo Fiordelli, Decanter (September 2020) Score: 98/100 Drink 2020-2038
|Mags||-||0 Immediate | 81 Marketplace||£550.00|
|3L||-||0 Immediate | 10 Marketplace||£1,126.00|