Le Cupole 2015
ABOUT THE VINTAGE
2015 is one of the great vintages of Tenuta di Trinoro. The hot weather came over our vineyards only during the first months: already at the beginning of August, the average temperatures fell very fast, and we had a cool, even cold, ripening period until November. Rains fell intermittently but were light, with happy drying periods. That cool, moderate weather let us go harvesting in each vineyard after the proper waiting time.
We brought exceptional merlot from diverse vineyards to the winery. Then later we also found a long series of completely ripe cabernet francs. With cabernet franc dominating the mix, this is the typical composition of great years at Trinoro.
Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate, 92 points: “The 2015 Le Cupole feels downplayed next to the other new releases from Tenuta di Trinoro in this exuberant and opulent 2015 vintage. This blend of Bordeaux grapes is slightly more immediate and accessible in approach. That said, it is far more sophisticated and richly textured compared to the great majority of wines from the surrounding hillsides of Tuscany. Black cherry, sweet spice and tarry earth converge on the bouquet. The mouthfeel is slightly sweet and rich in texture.”
57,000 bottles (4,750 cases)
58% Cabernet Franc
6% Cabernet Sauvignon
4% Petit Verdot