Trebulanum 2011

The massive 2011 Terre del Volturno Casavecchia Trebulanum opens to super black, impenetrable concentration that is driven by dark fruit nuances and toasted oak spice. Trebulanum takes hearty Casavecchia grapes from volcanic soils and ages in oak casks for 18 months. The wood imprinting is strong and it's hard to see the forest for the trees. Some of the delicate detailing of the wine is lost because of the opulent cinnamon and chocolate. Added complexity does come forth with defined mineral tones of brimstone and pencil shavings. In the mouth, this bold IGT wine delivers thick layers of dark fruit. You can put this bottle aside for five to ten more years. The 2011 vintage saw hot African winds throughout the summer season and this expression is extra ripe and extracted as a result.