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Arcanum 2017

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100% Cabernet Franc
Arcanum is the flagship of the wine production of the Arceno estate. Obtained mainly from Cabernet Franc, the most representative grape of the estate, the wine is enhanced thanks to a further refinement in the bottle, but also excites in its youth, with its aromas of violet, rose, raspberry and delicate spicy notes that extend up to to the palate; it is a seductive wine in its refined finesse. Arcanum comes mainly from the Cabernet Franc Apparita and Belvedere blocks. Their excellent exposure and sandy clay soils guarantee each year the best expression of this variety for the flagship wine of the Arceno estate. In difficult years the true production quality of a winery is confirmed. As a critical essay said, "everyone can make good wine in a favorable year, but only the best wineries produce great wines even in difficult years". The 2017 vintage was powerful with hot summer days and abundant sunshine, ripening the Cabernet Franc rapidly. But as summer transitioned to fall, Tuscany had moderate rainfall and cool evenings, allowing the grapes ample time on the vine. This vintage was exceptionally ripe with lower yields that produced wines with concentrated and notably intense flavors. A Cabernet Franc that embodies a sense-of-place, distinctive of the diverse micro-crus of each vineyard block hand-selected for this vintage. Aromas of sweet oregano, mint and tart cherries are familiar to the nose on this Tuscan single-varietal wine. The palate is soft and round, framed by subtle acid. A core of fresh blueberries, dark chocolate and salted caramel are balanced by a long, elegant finish with hints of licorice, cedar and tobacco. A powerful, expressive Cabernet Franc to be enjoyed for decades. This wine will age wonderfully thanks to 12 months of aging in 70% new French oak.

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Arcanum 2017

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Bottle Size
0.750 L
Alcohol content %
Main Grape Variety
Cabernet Franc
Toscana Igt
Castelnuovo Berardenga
Contains Sulfites
James Suckling
Robert Parker
Wines Critic
Wine Spectator
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