While Andrea Franchetti was in town to show the Passopisciaro 2012 Contradas wines we also did a smaller tasting of the Tuscany 2013’s including a wine from Andrea’s cousin Carlo, more of which later.

Le Cupole di Trinoro 2013 – The estates second wine in a classical Bordeaux sense. This had not yet been racked and as a result was hard to judge as a fully finished wine. Tannin definitely there, quite black fruit, good acidity.

Magnacosta 2013 – 100% Cabernet Franc from 3 separate vineyard plots. Berry fruit and a little dryness, then a lovely expressive nose. Quite tight with good structure. Good wine 17.5-18.

Palazzi di Trinoro 2013 – 100% Merlot. Quite high-octane, very much sweet berry concentrated fruit. How will it age? 17-18.

Trinoro 2013 – Very good, serious nose, depth and dark fruit to the fore. Good balance with some definite structure. 18-18.5

I am liking the style of the 2012 and 2013 wines from Trinoro there is a cooler refinement and a lovely balance. The 2011’s are amazing but very highly toned (the vintage). A recent vertical (Tenuta di Trinoro from magnum) shows how great this estate is…