CINGHIALE RATING 4.2
Another wine that woke up during the second round of tastings. Opened up to a very powerful wine. I don't think I ever tasted such and extracted, powerful wine from Tuscany. It was even more pronounced the next day. Well made wine with extracts of tobacco, vanilla, chocolate, exotic spices and a touch of plastic. Mouth filling and powerful, closer to a California Cab than Tuscan. Not much finesse at this time-but plenty of character to make this wine age and probably improve with time.. Interesting wine from Italy.
The 2006 Tenuta di Trinoro is another profound wine from Andrea Franchetti. Purity, Power and Structure all come together as this stunning, youthful wine gradually opens in the glass. Jammy dark blueberries, menthol, spices and toasted oak are just some of the nuances to be found in this sweet, textured offering. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc , Merlot and Petit Verdot. Only 620 Cases Produced! Must buy!
|”The Orcia Valley hangs high between two mountains like a bowl of blue clay. On the other side of the mountains the lands fall down to the sea or to deep valleys in the interior.
Air in the bowl whirls with harder temperatures than those in any part of Central Italy, rains fall outside the rim of the bowl and bad weather circles around it.
It’s best to make wine in climatic strangeness. The vines perform awkwardly and the wines are surprising.
He who arrives in pristine and deserted Val d’Orcia will find powerful images that rise from the forces of the place.
A winemaker courts these images for years without completely understanding them. In the meantime, he is transmitting a completely original style to his wines”.