Tenuta Di ArcenoArcanum 2011Product code: 4703
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Tenuta Di Arceno Arcanum wine hails from the heart of Tuscany, Italy. This sophisticated red blend presents a robust character, inundating the palate with opulent notes of ripe dark fruits, fragrant spices, and smoky cedar. The complexity extends with hints of chocolate, truffle and fine-grained tension. The ageing in French oak barrels bestows a velvety texture and depth to this exceptional vintage. Full-bodied, yet gracefully balanced; the Arcanum embodies the elegance of Old World winemaking techniques blended with the estate's unique terroir. An excellent accompaniment to hearty dishes and a truly remarkable addition to any wine connoisseur's collection.
From a dark ruby, almost purple opaque core, it exudes a moderate intense wine displaying aromas of wild raspberries, cherry pie compote with cinnamon dust accents and red flowers. The flavors match the aroma profile yet are structured with a prominent earthy, lead pencil and dusty mineral essence. Spicy notes of pepper and hints of cedar frame a richness which extends to a long youthful finish.
About the Winery
Nestled amidst the breathtaking panorama of Tuscany, Italy, lies the historic and prodigious Tenuta Di Arceno. This winery, adorned with age-old vineyards, is the embodiment of Tuscany's rich winemaking tradition, coupled with an unwavering commitment to meticulously crafting the finest quality wines.
This sprawling estate, established in the 16th century, stretches over one thousand hectares, whilst the vineyards themselves occupy only 10% of the total area. This alludes to the winery's unrivalled commitment to preserving the natural environment that contributes to the distinctive nature of their wines.
The lush vineyards of Tenuta Di Arceno are studded with a variety of indigenous grape variants including the venerable Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Boasting varied soil profiles punctuated by a temperate climate, the vineyard allows each grape variant to grow and mature in a bespoke fashion, thus begetting a unique flavour profile for each wine.
The cornerstone of Tenuta Di Arceno's philosophy lies in the undeterred pursuit of excellence. This aspiration echoes throughout the winery's meticulous production process – from choosing the perfect vine planters, to delicate fermenting, to the extended period of barrel and bottle ageing.
The winery's centrepiece, their Chianti Classico and Arcanum wines are some of the most admired wines worldwide for their robust character and complex flavour profiles.
Visitors to Tenuta Di Arceno find themselves immersed in the estate's breathtaking vistas, complete with the charming, rustic architecture of the castle that form the winery's nucleus. The winery prides themselves on giving their guests a holistic sensory experience, with wine tastings accompanied by artisanal local produce that accentuate the subtle intricacies of the wine's flavours.
Tenuta Di Arceno, beyond being just a winery is a seamless melding of historic tradition and modern ambition. It stands as a testament to Tuscany's unparalleled winemaking savoir-faire that continues to enthral connoisseurs and casual wine lovers, alike. It unfailingly ensures that each bottle of wine embodies the legacy of the land it comes from, and the passion with which it is made.