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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Tenuta di Arceno PrimaVoce 2006
Tenuta di Arceno PrimaVoce 2006
(search item no. 103437)

PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2003 The Wine News rating: 89 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

PrimaVoce, a term for the leading voice in an opera company, is an "aria" of both power and beauty. Produced from low yielding, meticulously farmed vineyards in the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany, the wine is supple, rich and complex, offering a multi-layered sensory experience. From its opening note to its grand finale, PrimaVoce is truly a symphony in the glass!

The 2006 PrimaVoce is dominated by rose petals, with hints of clove and spices on the nose. On the palate, there is a jammy fruit explosion of sweet plums with a tangy pomegranate and cranberry undertone. Big, velvety tannins fill the mouth and lead to a long finish filled with chocolate, tobacco and lingering hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. Pair with Olives, Panzanella, Aged Pecorino, and Salumi.

Blend: 65% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet France, 2% Syrah.

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About Tenuta di Arceno:

Tenuta di Arceno's history stretches back to the time of the Etruscans who dominated central Italy prior to the formation of the Roman Empire. The Ambra River, which flows to Florence, and the Ombrone river, which flows to the Mediterranean, formed the nucleus of the ancient civilization. Still today, these two important rivers flow on either side of the Tenuta di Arceno estate. Located at the historical birthplace of its culture, it is not surprising to find that the word Arceno has as its root, the Etruscan word arché meaning origin point.

The Tenuta di Arceno estate lies in the hills of the Chianti region in central Tuscany between Florence and Siena, near Castelnuovo Berardenga. Tuscany is home to Italy's most renowned wines. Among them are the Super Tuscans, referred to as such due to their superior quality and position outside of official premium wine designations. The Tenuta di Arceno estate produces a variety of Super Tuscans including Arcanum I and Arcanum II.

From its roots in the Etruscan civilization, its ownership by the wealthy and respected Taja family, its sale to one of the most illustrious families of Siena, the Piccolominis, and finally to its acquisition by Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke in 1994, the history of Tenuta di Arceno unfolds, long and sinuous in time