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Valadorna 2015

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65% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Valadorna is a blend based on Merlot coming mainly from the Valadorna and Capraia blocks, the most suitable vineyards of the estate for this variety of grapes and that convey in an exemplary way the complexity and mineral richness of the terroir. Both vineyards are located in the cooler part of the property and are naturally irrigated by the stream that crosses the grounds, characterized by brown sands. With a performance normally lower than the average, it is usually also the last Merlot blocks to mature in the tenuta di arceno. The 2015 vintage was almost perfect for viticulture. A rainy winter has allowed groundwater reserves to be filled for the warmer months ahead. After budding at the end of March, an ideal climate led to a textbook flowering, ensuring an abundant harvest. The summer was dry and warm, very sunny, but never torrid. The necessary precipitation came in the first weeks of August, without any other rain events until October, creating the ideal conditions for the harvest. It will be a vintage to remember for its opulence and elegance. In warm years like 2015, merlot shows its softer, wisest and slightly spicy character. The wine shows bright aromas of ripe black cherries, vanilla berry and cedar. The lit acidity dominates the palate and beautiful soft tannins round the heart to lead to a subtle but exciting finish. The palate shows flavors of sour cherry tart, dried red berries and black licorice, with a long finish of white pepper, and good minerality.

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Arceno Valadorna

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Bottle Size
0.750 L
Alcohol content %
Main Grape Variety
Grape Variety 2
Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape Variety 3
Cabernet Franc
Grape Variety 4
Petit Verdot
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Castelnuovo Berardenga
Contains Sulfites
James Suckling
Robert Parker
Wine Spectator

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