In a nutshell: A rich and intense Bordeaux blend from southern Tuscany by the iconic Tenuta di Trinoro winery.
The lowdown: When Andrea Francetti founded Tenuta di Trinoro in 1991 it was in a wild part of southern Tuscany with little vineyards but with a single minded sense of purpose he created in short time one of the best estates producing Bordeuax-style blends in all of Italy. Le Cupole is the second wine of the estate first made in 1995 and has quickly gained a big reputation and loyal following. A full-bodied blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a little Petit Verdot, aged in French oak barrels for 8 months and then 11 months in cement tanks before bottling. Big, rich and bold with expressive aromas of black cherry, plum, blackcurrant, leather, smoke and spice with some herby and earthy notes. The palate is broad with rich fruits and spice, robust tannins and a long finish.
92/100 - Wine Spectator, 91/100 - Antonio Galloni
When to drink: Drinking well now and will keep through to 2030. This is a definite big red meat or roasted vegetables wine. Perfect with a big medium-rare steak.