Arcanum is located in the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga in the southeast corner of Chianti Classico. Bordered by the ancient walled town of San Gusmè, not far from Siena, the winery produces three Bordeaux-style blends featuring Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Climbing from 1,000 to 1,500 feet in elevation, the estate encompasses 10 different mesoclimates and 12 distinct soil types, including ‘galèstro’, the most prized in Tuscany. More than 200 acres of vines are broken into 63 small blocks planted to the varieties that best match the terroirs.
The winery produces three wines per vintage, each expressing a different aspect of the estate’s personality. Arcanum, the pinnacle of the three offerings, is primarily Cabernet Franc.
The wine is rich, dense and luscious, with exotic aromas of violets, roses and raspberries. The Merlot-based Valadorna is plush and structured, with a strong sense of minerality in the finish. A voluptuous Bordeaux-style blend, il fauno di Arcanum embodies the diversity of the estate.