Tuscan wines of creation

Monte Amiato from Trinoro

Most wines are made to more or less the same recipe each year but the makers of two famous bordeaux blends from Tuscany, Tenuta di Trinoro and La Massa's Giorgio Primo, revel in changing it every year according to their personal whims.

Vini Franchetti – Tenuta di Trinoro

Andrea Franchetti was a one-off. A rather vague, arty sort of chap, he did not lack determination once he decided to dedicate himself to wine. He founded the extensive Tenuta di Trinoro estate in the warm, open Val d’Orcia south of Montalcino (see above) in the early 1990s when it was virtually...