The 2015 Valadorna (65% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot) is a dark and thickly endowed red wine that boasts a rich and lasting grip on the palate. The bouquet offers depth and complexity with dark fruit, leather, cured tobacco and spice. There are also softer notes of chocolate and ground espresso beans. The wine's seamless integration of flavors leads to increased momentum and intensity as the wine continues to open in the glass.
Located in the Castelnuovo Berardenga comune of the Chianti Classico appellation, the sprawling Tenuta di Arceno estate is measured at more than 1,000 hectares, including 90 hectares of vines and 50 hectares of olive trees. With elevations that range from 300 to 500 meters above sea level, the estate claims to have identified ten unique microclimates on the property. Soil profiles include crushed rock, sand, clay, sandstone, basalt and shale.