Vintage after vintage, this historic Chianti house raises the roof with great scores. When all the critics come to your party, you know it’s not just for the cheese dip. Dark ruby, velvety and round, this is a masterclass in its style. 80% Sangiovese with 13% Merlot and a kiss of Malvasia Nera, you get all the red fruit with a backing of licorice, leather and spice. Thank goodness the finish lingers, because we want this beauty to stick around for the afterparty.
A blend of 80% Sangiovese, 13% Merlot and 7% Malvasia Nera, this opens with aromas of black- and red-skinned berry, pipe tobacco, tilled earth and a whiff of new leather. Elegant and taut, the palate shows tension, verve and finesse, delivering juicy Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice and hints of French oak. It’s balanced, with polished, fine-grained tannins and bright acidity.