Campo di Magnacosta 2013

2013 was a cooler vintage, serene with little rain. Temperatures in the valley during the summer in the valley averaged 26°C instead of the usual 36°C (79°F instead of the usual 97°F). When they arrived in the winery, the grapes were healthy and hard, with low sugars, high acidity, yet still fully matured.

Magnacosta shows the kind of grandiose and flowery wines that are sometimes the result of vines growing in deep river bed soils. It is Cabernet Franc at its fullest and ripest expression.

Vineyard age: 20 years

Vineyard area: 1.5 hectares

Vineyard density: 10,000 vines/Ha

Vineyard altitude: 450 m asl

Yield per hectare: 25 Hl/Ha

Harvest: 18 October

Fertilization: Sheep manure

Spraying: Clay, propolis, grapefruit seed extract

Vinification: Fermentation in steel vats for 12 days

Aging: 8 months in new French oak barrels; 11 months in cement tanks

Bottling: Waning moon May 2015

Production: 4,500 bottles


“The 2013 Campo di Magnacosta is the first single-vineyard Cabernet Franc made at Trinoro. Dark, powerful and juicy, the 2013 offers plenty of depth and intensity, but less in the way of varietal character. It will be interesting to see if that develops with more time in bottle. Today, the Magnacosta is a work in progress. (Drinking window: 2016 – 2023)”

— Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, 90 points

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