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About Tenuta di Trinoro

Located in a remote corner of southeastern Tuscany, Tenuta di Trinoro specializes in rich, age-worthy red wines made of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot. The Estate sits in viticultural isolation in the Orcia Valley near Sarteano, where Tuscany meets Umbria and Lazio. The Founder, Andrea Franchetti acquired the property in the 1980s and in the beginning of the 1990s started planting his first vines. The most important lesson he gleaned from a stint in Bordeaux was the crucial role played by terroir. He saw, in the rough woodland that would become Trinoro,clay-limestone and gravel soils reminiscent of those in Saint-Émilion.

Only select parcels were suitable for vine-growing, amid a sea of blue clay, and those he cleared by hand and planted in the style of the Bordelais: high-density, meter-by-meter plantings, with cuttings brought over from some of the region’s great estates. Tight planting, high thinning, very low yields, extreme ripeness, and concentration of flavor characterize his winemaking style. The wines are highly perfumed and opulent, at once approachable and meant to be left to develop in the bottle over time. Since his fathers passing Benjamin Franchetti has taken over the family's estate. Benjamin is a mechanical engineer with a PhD and Masters from Imperial College in London. He is the co-founder and director of technology of Agricola Moderna, a Milan-based company specializing in indoor agriculture.

Benjamin is known for bringing his extensive knowledge and pragmatism to the company, aiding in its efforts to tackle climate change. Alongside a team of agronomists and oenologists carefully selected by Andrea, Benjamin is dedicated to ensuring the success of Agricola Moderna and the preservation of his father's legacy. The company's focus on vertical farming, sustainability, and the production of fresh, healthy, and pesticide-free products has positioned it as an innovative player in the industry.

Additional Details:

  • Producer: Vini Franchetti
  • Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot
  • Sustainable Certificates: No
  • Vegan Process Certificates: No
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  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Tuscany
  • Sub Region: Siena

Organic Practices

Sustainably Farmed