Le Cupole 2007
2007 is a vintage that benefited from the dry soils of a rainless winter. Wines from late-ripening fruit like cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot were the best of the blend, because they reached into the dew and absorbed some humidity of the autumn nights. After fermenting from a thick matter where skins were very dominant, all the wines looked black and impenetrable for months; then they started to deepen and open, a process that is still continuing to day.
There is no doubt that this vintage’s powerful wine will have a long life and will start peaking many years from now.
Vineyard age: 18 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
Vinification: 54 separate pickings and vinifications, total destemming, automatic selection of single berries by density in sugary solution, alcoholic fermentation in 40-Hl steel tanks for 15 days, 3 days on the lees before taking the wine off the skins. 2 pumpings-over and 3 sinking of skins daily.
Malolactic Fermentation: 1/3 in contact with skins before racking and 2/3 in 2nd, 3rd and 4th passage French oak barriques
Aging: Fining with fresh egg whites, 8 months in 2nd, 3rd and 4th passage French oak barriques; 10 months in cement, no filtration
Bottling: May 2009
Production: 85,000 bottles
“The 2007 Le Cupole di Trinoro is superb. This impeccable, pedigreed Tuscan red flows seamlessly onto the palate with layers of perfumed, silky fruit that carry through all the way to the long, polished finish. The 2007 is an incredibly harmonious and well balanced Le Cupole that is sure to deliver much pleasure. At around $30 retail, it is also one of the very finest relative values in Tuscan wine. Simply put, the 2007 Le Cupole di Trinoro is not to be missed! In 2007 Le Cupole di Trinoro is 40% Cabernet Franc, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot. (Drinking window: 2013 – 2015)”
— Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, 92 points
40% Cabernet Franc
22% Cabernet Sauvignon
8% Petit Verdot