Trefiano Carmignano Riserva BIO DOCG 2016, Tuscany, Italy
Varietal: 80% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet, 10% Canaiolo
Producer: Tenuta di Capezzana
Appellation: Carmignano D.O.C.G
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Drinking Window: 2021-2036
Scores (if you care about): Wine Enthusiast: 93/100 Robert Parker, 93/100 James Suckling
"Sangiovese with Cabernet Sauvignon and Canaiolo make up the Tenuta di Capezzana 2016 Carmignano Riserva Trefiano. This expression shows poise and balance with dark fruit, leather, spice and tobacco. Fruit from a classic vintage has shaped a wine with classic lines. The blended reds of Carmignano offer distinctive richness and dark fruit intensity. This wine faithfully mirrors that sense of place. Dusty mineral notes appear on the close." 93/100, Monica Larner, Robert Parker, Dec 2020
While the Villa di Capezanna has long been the flagship wine, Trefiano is the single vineyard bottling that has further carried the Capezzana mantle into critical acclaim and popularity. Trefiano is a demanding labour of love from vineyard planting to bottle ageing. The wine comes from focused vineyard selection, dramatically reduced yields, and careful blending followed by long ageing and maturation.
Trefiano Riserva is the riserva bottling from the estate of Capezzana with the super Tuscan blend of Sangiovese with Cabernet and has created waves. It further shows the winemaking finesse of Capezzana. The Riserva, produced in very small quantities is aged about eighteen months in tonneaux before being aged for a further two years in the bottle. The strong focus on organic farming especially, is beginning to show across the portfolio, more so for the Trefiano Riserva.
2016 has been the blockbuster year for Tuscany and Trefiano has taken all that limelight and season sparkle to bring out the best.