Campo di Magnacosta 2014

A cold-weathered year, the wines at Trinoro from this vintage are deep, with a tight texture. The fruit holds back in preparation of a long aging. Magnacosta seems to gurgle with energy. It’s complex and lighter in color.

REVIEWS

Monica Larner, Robert Parker, 91 points: “You could characterize this as the lightest of the three single vineyard Cabernet Francs now being introduced by Tenuta di Trinoro. Of course, the word “light” is relative considering the healthy robustness of this profoundly dense pedigree grape. The 2014 Campo di Magnacosta comes from a vineyard plot with alluvial soils and round river stones. The wine opens to deep concentration, but its dark hue is slightly less saturated compared to the other two Cabernet Franc-based wines in production. The difficult 2014 vintage has taken its toll with lower temperatures and an abundance of rain. Franchetti says he was forced to do frenetic work in this vineyard. The bouquet offers pretty tones of pressed rose petal and dried lavender bud. Spice, leather and tar appear on the close.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, 90 points: “The 2014 Campo di Magnacosta is pretty, perfumed and gracious in the glass. In this vintage, the Magnacosta is especially lifted, with mid-weight structure and plenty of aromatic top notes. Super-ripe red cherry, kirsch, white chocolate, rose petal, mint and blood orange are all nicely pushed forward. The 2014 is a touch ethereal and fleeting, but it is nevertheless quite pretty.”

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