2016 James Suckling Top 100: #87
"A sheen of resinous oak casts an accent over the black cherry and plum fruit in this powerful, chewy red. All the components are in the right place. Needs a little more time. Sangiovese and Merlot. Best from 2018 through 2024. 1,400 cases imported. –BS" (WS)
"The beauty and polish to this is very impressive on the nose and palate. Blackberry, blueberry, and sandalwood character. Full body, ultra-fine tannins, and an elegant finish. So crafted and fine. Drink in 2020." (JS)
Spring During the month of August two verified climatic events of extraordinary importance took place which shaped the characteristics of the grapes by force of the natural elements. The first half of August was characterized by sunny days, with daytime temperatures never above 30°C, and very cold nights. In the second part of August the strength of the sun gave power and concentration to the red grapes. The final result is that we have obtained red grapes of extraordinary health, mature, concentrated and rich in polyphenols.
A deep, concentrated ruby red. The nose boasts an impressive complex of aromas, opening immediately with intense notes of fresh berryfruit, particularly blackcurrant and raspberry, followed by a hint of smooth vanilla hovering in the background. The palate offers an ultra-appealing crispness complementing its flavours of ripe fruit, dried flowers, and spices edged in smoke. Dense-packed, velvettextured tannins contribute to an impressive structure that gives the wine its solid backbone. A near-endless finish provides a seductive vein of tangy mineral and spice, completing a wine that showcases a marriage of crispness and power.
Grape Varieties: Sangiovese 45%, Merlot 55%