Toscana Rosso "Carmina Arvalia," Trinci
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Toscana Rosso "Carmina Arvalia," Trinci - 2015

Item # 43860 750mL

Podere Trinci is a winery in Bolgheri with just under a hectare of vines making just handfuls of of this wine each year. Bolgheri is the most prestigious area of Tuscany thanks to Tenuta San Guido's Sassicaia putting the area on the map. This is a Super Tuscan made of Bordeaux varieties. Its generous nature will work alongside a ribeye.

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Tuscan wines can be rooted in old world tradition with elegance and restraint. They can also be powerful, weighty wines for the world stage. Podere Trinci's Carmina Arvalia is definitely in the latter category. It's made from a blend of international red grapes that were hand-harvested in the hot sun of Bolgheri, which is the seat of the Super Tuscan throne. Without a world-famous name on its label it's under most consumers’ radars, which is a shame because it’s an excellent introduction to the style. If you aren't able to cellar this bottle for years to come be sure to decant generously. The firm tannins can be tamed with patience and time in the glass will open up the delicately nuanced herbal notes underneath layers of dense red fruit. Showy yet modest.

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