Appearance: Rich ruby red with purplish highlights. Bouquet: Fruity on the nose, with aromas of wild red berryfruit and notes of anise and sweet liquorice (classic to the sangiovese of this area), well melded into subtle nuances of spice. Palate: Velvety mouthfeel, with a finish laced with aromatic fruit and delicate vanilla.
James Suckling 92 Points - So much fruit and richness for this appellation. Medium to full body, round and velvety tannins and a dried fruit, spice and light oak aftertaste. Drink now. Extremely well done.
|Wine maker notes|
|Made predominantly from sangiovese grapes, quality-selected in Farnetella, in the commune of Sinalunga, southeast of Siena and northwest of Montepulciano. The vineyards are almost all southwest-facing, sited on a well-exposed and -ventilated bench, at elevations of between 220 and 560 metres. The soils are layered sand and silt, with some presence of clay, and larger percentages of rock and limestone.|