The second label of Tenuta di Trinoro, Le Cupole was first produced in 1995. It is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, with percentages varying with each vintage. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in one to three year old barriques and cement, Le Cupole is velvety and approachable. This wine hits the palate with exuberance, full of fleshy, bright fruit, extracted tannins, and rich color.
The Cupole has a deep violet color, with pronounced aromatics of tomato leaf, black pepper, black fruit, spice, and violets. The wine is medium-to-full bodied, with velvety tannins and juiciness from its well-integrated acidity. The notes of black fruits and spice are persistent on palate, and there’s just that touch of bitterness on the finish so characteristic of Italian wines, adding a dimension of sapidity.