TENUTA DI ARCENO

 

TUSCANY, ITALY 2015

 

 

With a portfolio of wines that includes some of the most acclaimed and recognizable names in the States, including Sonoma’s Vérité—whose lineup has accumulated over a dozen 100-point scores from Robert Parker—owners Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke of Jackson Family Wines expanded into Europe with their purchase of the historic Tenuta di Arceno in Tuscany. Alongside deeply experienced winemakers Pierre Seillan and Lawrence Cronin, the owner couple remained focused on the native Sangiovese grape while simultaneously cultivating Bordeaux varieties like Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Today their limited range of Super Tuscans is celebrated all over the world, consistently scoring high marks and even placing on the annual Wine Spectator Top 100 list. Their flagship red is Arcanum, which James Suckling has described as a “rich, powerful Super Tuscan that reminds me of some of the cult wines of Napa.” Today we’re featuring the stunning 97-point 2015 Arcanum along with the 2015 Valadorna (another Super Tuscan from their prized stable, recently awarded 95+ points by Wine Advocate). This is a powerful duo not to be missed!

 

Tenuta di Arceno has been a center for winemaking since the 16th century. Purchased by Jess and Barbara in 1994, the property is situated on the southernmost edge of the Classico region in Tuscany, in the butterfly-shaped commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga—home to other renowned legendary estates such as Felsina. 92 hectares of vines are separated into 63 distinct vineyard blocks and are planted to 50% Sangiovese and 50% international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc—which winemaker Seillan identified as the estate’s shining star. Arcanum, the signature blend of the estate, is sourced primarily from the L’Apparita and Belvedere blocks of Cabernet Franc, which have excellent sun exposure and sand clay soils that produce the property’s best expressions of the variety. The warm 2015 vintage provided opulence and elegance, producing a wine that is built to age but drinkable young. In addition to the Arcanum, we are offering you the opportunity to pick up bottles (or cases!) of the incredible 2015 Valadorna. Comprised mostly of Merlot mainly from the Valadorna and Capraia blocks, which produce the estate’s most complex and mineral-led expression of the variety, the 2015 vintage shows off the Merlot’s soft, savory and slightly racy character making this the perfect complement to its bolder brother. We're offering up to 16% off for one week only, so be sure to stock up on both labels to enjoy for years to come!

 

 

MEET THE WINEMAKER: Lawrence Cronin of Tenuta di Arceno
*Concierge Sales Event*


Join us for a private conversation with winemaker Lawrence Cronin. Gain a greater insight on the estate’s unique micro-cru philosophy and geography of Tuscany’s Castelnuovo Berardenga. Lawrence and the Tenuta di Arceno team craft awarding-winning wines, adopting cutting edge vineyard management and sustainable farming and clonal selection. Moderated by International Brand Manager Michael Traverso. Please note this event is scheduled before the wines from today's offer are estimated to arrive in stores.

Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Time: 10am PST | 1pm EST

To Register for the Event, Click Here

 

 

*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Spring 2021. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in CO, NY, TN, or WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Sunday, January 17, 2021.