Extraordinarily elegant, like kid suede, black velvet, caviar, string of pearls. Even so, this is a wine born in nature. The body the color of a faded red sunrise, with pale peach-skin at the rim and bright ruby glints. The scent is fresh-washed, but there is a frame of warm, sonorous earth and woodsy cherries. The tannins are smooth and sympathetic. The 2010 vintage was sterling, and the Sangiovese was hand-harvested and hand-sorted. The wine aged for twelve months in new and used French oak barrels before being moved to Slavonian oak, and reposed in bottle for twelve months before release. It’s aged months beyond that, but is just beginning to come into readiness. Lithe and thoughtful, but also savory. Hold it a while, or pair now with light meats, poultry, and charcuterie.
14.5% abv | $69 (sample) Imported by Kobrand