Trinoro di Trinoro

Tenuta di Trinoro

Pronunciation
Tree-nor-oh
Year
Current Vintage
Type
Red
Winery
Tenuta di Trinoro
Region
Toscana
Oenologist
Andrea Franchetti

Overview

Andrea Franchetti's 2011s are extreme. There is no way of getting around that. The wines are intense, opulent and among the richest Tuscan wines I have ever tasted. Stylistically, the 2011s could pass for wines from Napa Valley if it weren't for the distinctly Tuscan elements of structure that underpin the fruit. The 2011s are ripe and silky, with suggestions of sweetness and alcohols in the 16%-16.5% range. But that is Franchetti. He makes wines that reflect each vintage to the core. The 2011s spent just 5-6 months in 100% new oak barrels and were then racked into cement, where they finished aging. In the 2011s, readers should expect wines with Amarone-like levels of viscosity and richness, especially with the top wines in the range. I suggest serving the wines on the cool side, which will help keep the alcohols from being too aggressive.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
85% Cabernet Franc, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot.
Vinification
Fermentation in Temperature Controlled Stainless Steel with skin contact
Aging
5 to 6 months in new oak barrels then racked in cement to finish aging
Alcohol
16 %
| Appearance
Dark Ruby Color, with rich fat texture
| Aroma
Jammy dark blueberries, menthol, spices and toasted oak
| Taste
Purity, power and structure all come together as this stunning, youthful wine gradually opens in the glass
| Serving Suggestions
Bistecca Fiorentina, venison, rich stew, bison

Trinoro di Trinoro

Suggested Retail:
$260.00
CSPC#:
635789
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

Wine Advocate July 2008 - Robert Parker -95 points

"The 2006 Tenuta di Trinoro is another profound wine from Andrea Franchetti. Purity, power and structure all come together as this stunning, youthful wine gradually opens in the glass. Jammy dark blueberries, menthol, spices and toasted oak are just some of the nuances to be found in this sweet, textured offering. Today it comes across as less intense than previous vintages. In 2006 the Tenuta is 40% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot. Franchetti describes the 2006 harvest, as "serene" particularly in the crucial last month of ripening which allowed for a late harvest that took place between the 10th and 24th of October. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.

Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - better than 06

"2007 is another potentially topflight vintage for all Tuscany even though it is less consistent across the various regions. For some, but not for all proprieties, 2007 may turn out to be more successful than 2006 Obviously these wines still have a long way to go before their potential is evident. In the meantime, readers who enjoy the finest Tuscan wines will find no shortage of great bottlings to drink and cellar"

Vinous - August 2013 - Antonio Galloni - 96 pts

The 2011 Tenuta di Trinoro is fabulous. Bitter chocolate, espresso, blackberry jam, grilled herbs, violets, mint and cloves are just some of the many notes that resonate off the palate. Unapologetically ripe, viscous and full-bodied to the core, the 2011 somehow manages to also be wonderfully complex and nuanced. My impression is that the wine needs at least a few years to lose its considerable baby fat. There is a lot to look forward to here. The 2011 an unusual blend of 85% Cabernet Franc, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot.