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Valadorna 2016

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Description

TOSCANA
Indicazione Geografica Tipica
GRAPE VARIETY
61% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot
TASTING NOTES
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 2016 vintage was expressive and elegant. There was ample sunshine and just enough rain to hold off harvest, which allowed the fruit to spend more precious time on the vine. The wide thermal range between warm days and cool nights produced wines with ripe fruit flavors, vibrant acidity, and explosive aromatics. The first impression of the nose is earthy with notes of cypress, vanilla bean, and spice. There are deep fruit flavors of black cherries, plums and blueberries followed by pleasant hints of chocolate and dried rose petals. On the palate, the tannins are chewy and accompanied by lively acidity; contributing to a long finish dominated by flavors of dried figs and licorice. The 2016 Valadorna is a time bomb of joy that will stand the test of time and age well in the cellar if patience permits.

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Valadorna 2016

Product Details

Vintage
2016
Bottle Size
0.750 L
Alcohol content %
14,5
Package
Bottle
Color
Red
Main Grape Variety
Merlot
Grape Variety 2
Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape Variety 3
Cabernet Franc
Grape Variety 4
Petit Verdot
Appellation
Toscana Igt
Municipality
Castelnuovo Berardenga
District
Siena
Region
Toscana
Country
Italy
Allergens
Contains Sulfites
Decanter
96
Falstaff
92
James Suckling
92
Jancis Robinson
16,0
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