Tenuta di Trinoro lies in southeastern Tuscany in the Val d'Orcia where Tuscany meets Umbria and Lazio. The 200-hectare estate is known for its rich, age-worthy red wines made of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot.
Andrea Franchetti, owner and winemaker of Trinoro, started from scratch in 1990s with only select parcels -- he understood the crucial role played by terroir. He saw, in the land that would become Trinoro, a clay, fossil-rich limestone and gravel soils reminiscent of those in Saint-Emilion. Therefore, he decided to plant Bordeaux varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, spurning the region's haloed Sangiovese; from where the soil was loosest, planting one meter by one meter, in high density, very low yields.
Extreme ripeness, and concentration of flavor characterize Andrea Franchetti's winemaking style. Highly perfumed and opulent wines, at once approachable but meant for aging in the bottle over time.
Discover the Flagship wine: Tenuta di Trinoro, and the second label: Le Cupole