Campo di Camagi 2014


A cold weather year. The wines at Trinoro are deep, with a tight texture. The fruit holds back in preparation for a long aging. Campo di Camagi is always a profound, concentrated juice. Camagi 2014 is eloquent, black as night. This is the first year we bottled this as a single vineyard wine.


Monica Larner, Robert Parker, 95 points: “The 2014 Campo di Camagi is the most complete wine among the three single vineyard expressions of Cabernet Franc now being highlighted by vintner Andrea Franchetti. Fruit yields from this two-hectare vineyard are lower in Campo di Camagi with six clusters per vine compared to eight to ten clusters per vine in the other plots. The site shows blue clay under the surface with gravel and small stones at the top. This soil composition makes it very difficult for the plant’s root system to penetrate. As Franchetti puts it: “This wine is made from very stressed fruit.” Of course, in wine speak, this is a very good thing, resulting in a wine that shows bigger density, opulence and overall concentration. This Cabernet Franc opens to a blackish color and thick aromas that raise heavily and slowly from the glass. The vines are 25-years-old. Blackberry and dried cherry segues to sassy spice and tobacco. This is a wine for the cellar.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, 92 points: “The 2014 Campo di Camagi is the most nuanced and also deepest of these three Cabernet Francs. Understated and gracious, yet with terrific flavor intensity, the Campo di Camagi hits all the right notes. Lavender, spice, menthol, black cherry and plum are all beautifully delineated in this expressive, translucent Franc. The combination of fruit depth and savoriness makes for a highly compelling wine.”

Jancis Robinson, Purple Pages: “Very dark crimson indeed. Deep and dark and rather mysterious on the nose. Ripe and almost inky. Lots of fine tannin. Really rather sumptuous. Very fine tannins but still quite youthful, introvert, tannic and embryonic. Dry tannins on the end – presumably a reflection of the vintage. Very taut and so tannic that the aroma of Cabernet Franc is slightly subsumed. 14.5% Drink 2020-2028.”

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