Arcanum Il Fauno di Arcanum 2010
The 2010 Il fauno di Arcanum displays a dark ruby color in the glass with vibrant red fruit aromas ofpomegranate, cranberry and tart red cherry on the nose. Hints of green olive, cedar, pencil shavings andsandalwood envelop aromas of lavender, anise, ground clove and kirsch extract. All of these flavors cometogether on the very firm palate with a satisfying amaro-like bitterness. The finish begins with the sweetflavors of raisinated fruit, but quickly gives way to an old world pedigree of firm tannins and mineral-drivencharacter, speaking firmly of its Tuscan origins.
Blend: 56% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot
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The Jackson family purchased the Tenuta di Arceno estate in 1994, with its sprawling 2,500 acres, of which only 223 are planted to vine. Cabernet Franc has proven to be the variety best suited to the estate’s diverse soils and topography, and is the true signature of the estate, as it thrives in both warm and cool vintages
Legendary in Italy for its Renaissance art and striking landscape, Tuscany is also home to many of the country’s best red wines. Sangiovese reigns supreme here, as either the single varietal, or a dominant player, in almost all of Tuscany’s best.
A remarkable Chianti, named for its region of origin, will have a bright acidity, supple tannins and plenty of cherry fruit character. From the hills and valleys surrounding the medieval village of Montalcino, come the distinguished and age-worthy wines based on Brunello (Sangiovese). Earning global acclaim since the 1970s, the Tuscan Blends are composed solely of international grape varieties or a mix of international and Sangiovese. The wine called Vine Nobile di Montepulciano, composed of Prognolo Gentile (Sangiovese) and is recognized both for finesse and power.