Le Cupole 2006

Cold years like 2006 launch grapes into a prologued waiting season. The ripeness at which we like to pick them doesn’t happen before many cold nights of a late fall, and then it is usually lost to the rains. Bad weather in the fall of 2006 was just never in the forecasts. We were able to wait the spotted ripening out until we could pick the grapes at perfect maturity.

The clay of the ground and the freshness of the late season also lent acidity to the maturity of the fruit making this vintage a superior one.

Vineyard age: 16 years

Vineyard density: 10,000 vines per Ha

Vineyard altitude: 400 – 600 m a.s.l.

Yield per hectare: 30 Hl/Ha

Fertilization: phosphorus, magnesium, by spraying on leafs

Spraying: copper, clay, propolis, grapefruit seed extract

Aging: for 8 months in French barriques and 10 months in cement

Bottling: May 2008

Production: 96,000 bottles


“Bright red. Captivating aromas of red cherry, white pepper, flowers and flint, nicely lifted by a hint of citrus. Intensely flavored but not weighty, with excellent energy to the red fruit, herb and tar flavors. Finishes quite dry, with smooth tannins and lingering floral and flinty nuances. A lovely wine of noteworthy complexity and precision.”

“The entry-level 2006 Le Cupole di Trinoro is an explosive wine. Ripe fruit, crushed flowers, smoke and bacon fat emerge from this deep, richly-flavored wine. Le Cupole di Trinoro is made mostly from lots that are culled out of the Tenuta bottling. It is an unusually complex wine at this level. (Drinking window: 2013+)”

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