This is one of three single-vineyard expressions of Cabernet Franc made by vintner Andrea Franchetti. The Tenuta di Trinoro 2019 Campo di Tenaglia draws its fruit from a 0.8-hectare site with sandstone clay soils at a breezy 500 meters above sea level. This vineyard also boasts the deepest soils for the plant's root systems to explore, with more than two meters of crushed stone, calcareous rock and heavy sands. Like the other monovarietal wines in this collection, fermentation kicks off in stainless steel vats and aging continues in French barrique, concluding with a resting period in cement. What I notice most here is the soft ripeness and roundness of the fruit. Campo di Tenaglia shows a loose-knit texture with plenty of primary intensity in the form of blackberry preserves, spice and smoky tar. Production is 1,933 bottles.
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