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Il Fauno di Arcanumtext

Il Fauno di Arcanum 2019

Tuscany, ItalyThe 1011 hectare Tenuta di Arceno estate sits at 404-809 metres above sea level. The site between Florence and Siena has been producing wines for nearly 3000 years. According to Roman mythology, in the estate's center, an ancient Roman statue, Il Fauno, was installed to protect the estate from intruders. The estate produces DOCG Chianti Classico and Chianti Classico Reserva. Still, their IGT wines reveal the depth of the soil that, while famous for sangiovese, are particularly suited to cabernet franc and merlot. A cold spring and a cool early summer finally got a break as the temperatures soared in the summer. Occasional rain showers in August moderated the escalating temperatures leading to a picture perfect fall. Harvest began on September 14th and concluded on October 23rd. The nose is a riot of savoury black cherries with a dusting of mint. Rich, robust, and full-bodied, it is only beginning its life. Black plums and licorice dominate the palate, supported by cedar, toasted oak, and a more savoury, peppery note in the finish. Il Fauno is a Bordeaux-style blend of 43/32/20/5/ merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, and petit verdot. It is one to lay away for seven to ten years. However, if you must drink it now, wild boar would be a fine match.Tasted: 04 March 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
AB$43.49750mlprivate wine shops
ON$49.95750mlconsignment - B & W Wines
Producer: Tenuta di ArcenoDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon - Petit VerdotCSPC: 694216UPC: 850202002247