Arcanum Valadorna 2013 IGT Toscana Red Wine

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Wine Advocate

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95 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate “The 2013 Valadorna (mostly Merlot with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot) is yet another home run in this blockbuster collection of new releases from Tenuta di Arceno in the southern part of Chianti Classico (Castelnuovo Berardegna). This is a firm and tightly knit expression that is packed tight with black fruit, tobacco, tar and dark chocolate. The wine shows enormous aromatic intensity, but then it slims down just a touch in the mouth to offer an elegantly tapered finish.”
MONICA LARNER, October 2018

 

This Merlot-led blend is sourced primarily from the Valadorna and Capraia blocks, which produce the estate’s most complex and mineral-based expressions of this variety. The blocks are located within the cooler part of the estate, naturally irrigated by the stream that undulates through it, and feature sandy brown soils and lower yields than typical. These blocks are often the last Merlot blocks to ripen on the estate.

Vintage:
2013
Composition:
74% Merlot
12% Cabernet Sauvignon
13% Cabernet Franc
1% Petit Verdot
Alcohol:
14.5%

 

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