Palazzi Tenuta di Trinoro IGT 2010
Italy / Tuscany / Regional Tuscany
A deep plum in colour, glittering and intense, it clings languidly to the sides of the glass - enticing. The nose presents heightened black fruit, crème de cassis and compote of cherry, layered with mocha notes, hints of tobacco and vanilla. The palate is more buttoned up and adroit than the 2009 at this stage, showing a more classical structure and definite capacity for ageing, yet opulence prevails overall. This is a powerful, muscular wine the structure of which is camouflaged by luscious fruit.
"A wine that has only been made in certain years. A 50/50 split with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, only 2000bts produced. Phenomenal"
- Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
- ABV 15.5%
- Drink now / lay down 2014 - 2025
Tenuta di Trinoro
We ought to set the scene for Andrea’s vision and waywardness. His family have similarly been visionaries across centuries, a noble, Italian family of Jewish origin, related by marriage to the Rothschilds. Andrea’s uncle was the American artist Cy Twombly, Hemmingway was a family friend. In his early years, Andrea cycled and hitchhiked to Afghanistan – a hint of his intent always to take the road less travelled. He had fallen in love with the wines and modus operandi of Bordeaux and there he learned of the importance of terroir.
Somewhat incongruously it was this understanding of Bordeaux which led him to start a vineyard from nothing but scrubby woodland in the Val d’Orcia, Southern Tuscany. There were no access roads and certainly no vines but that all seems to have had little bearing on Andrea’s determination to produce wine on this site, from scratch, from Bordeaux varietals, in the main. Andrea knew instinctively that Trinoro would be a fabulous site both in its geographical positioning and in its soil, which is rich in marine deposits and, under his stewardship, so it has proved.