A Sophisticated Red Blend from Tuscany
Le Cupole is a very expressive and opulent second wine of Tenuta di Trinoro. The 2015 vintage consists of 58% Cabernet Franc, 32% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot. These grapes were grown on a vineyard, aged an average of 23-25 years, at an altitude of 450-600 m above sea level in Tuscany. The fermentation took place for 12 days in stainless steel vats, while maturation was carried out for a period of 8 months in French oak barrels of 1, 2, or 3 previous uses, followed by 11 months in cement tanks.
Le Cupole 2015 is a Bordeaux-style blend, very clearly expressing its vintage and terroir of origin. This wine is extremely sophisticated and richly textured, characterized by aromas of black cherry, sweet spices and a hint of earth on the bouquet. The wine is consistent with the nose on the palate, showing a subtle sweetness and gorgeous texture.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Le Cupole feels downplayed next to the other new releases from Tenuta di Trinoro in this exuberant and opulent 2015 vintage. This blend of Bordeaux grapes is slightly more immediate and accessible in approach. That said, it is far more sophisticated and richly textured compared to the great majority of wines from the surrounding hillsides of Tuscany. Black cherry, sweet spice and tarry earth converge on the bouquet. The mouthfeel is slightly sweet and rich in texture.