2020 il fauno di Arcanum



il fauno di Arcanum is a blend of international varieties that embodies the diversity of the estate, and is sourced primarily from the Arceno di Sotto, La Curva, Colombaio and San Giovanni blocks. Located in the lower southwest section of the estate, in a warmer, exposed subsection that ripens early, the soils possess a significant amount of clay, with good water retention, and produce wines that tend to be voluptuous and lush.

Harvest Notes

A mild and dry winter was followed by an abundance of rainfall in the spring, returning the groundwater to healthy levels.
Summer was filled with warm days, and nights that cooled off dramatically – preserving acidity and aromatics. Harvest
began with Merlot on September 14th and finished the last of the Cabernet Sauvignon on October 12th.

Tasting Notes

The nose reveals aromas of juicy fresh strawberries and raspberries with hints of menthol. The palate is filled with flavors of ripe plums and bright cherries as well as floral tones of rose and hints of honeysuckle. Chewy tannins are framed by lively acids. The finish is long and spicy with notes of nutmeg and black licorice, followed by lingering white pepper and tobacco.


2020 Vintage
93 POINTS - Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, October 2023

93 POINTS - James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2023

92 POINTS - Monica Larner, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, September 2023

92 POINTS - Audrey Frick, JebDunnuck.com, January 2023