Tenuta di Trinoro Rosso di Toscano 2008
Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
2008 is a wine so aromatic and bright in its fruit that here, more than in other vintages of Tenuta di Trinoro, one has to look at what happened before this year's ripening season to see why a wine like this has come about.
35% Cabernet Franc, 35% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
"The 2008 Tenuta di Trinoro sweeps across the palate with layers of beautifully articulated fruit, violets, spices and minerals, while avoiding the heaviness and overripeness that characterized some of the wines of the past. The tannins and the oak both need several years to fully harmonize, but this is a soft, impeccably refined Tenuta to treasure over the next two decades, perhaps longer. The 2008 Tenuta is approximately 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. Rating: 96+"
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"(14% alcohol) Deep full ruby. Plum, blueberry, black pepper and sweet spices on the nose, complemented by hints of milk chocolate and cedar. Very pure, rich and dense on entry, with seamless flavors of spicy black fruits, bay leaf and vanilla. Finishes impressively long and suave, with a note of chocolate mint. (Incidentally, the '09, which has not yet been bottled, looks like another star in the making but in an altogether different style: bigger and more tannic, with considerable power and weight.) "
International Wine Cellar
"Deep garnet in color, this wine has a moderately intense nose of black raspberry, red currant, cinnamon stick, cloves and a touch of Mediterranean herbs. The medium-full bodied palate is tight knit with medium-firm, chewy tannins and a good amount of acid, finishing long. A somewhat lighter, more elegant style."
The Wine Advocate
- 5/7/2014 (167 items) (viewed 34 times)
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The winery is located in Sarteano in the southeast corner of Toscana, about half way between Florence and Rome. Very interesting and unusual thought processes go into the production of these wines. The vineyards are micro-managed during harvest to find optimal ripeness. Predominate are the two wines: Toscana Rosso and Le Cupole, the Toscana Rosso being a vineyard selection and barrel selection and the Le Cupole being the rest.
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One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...
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