This blend of 70% Montepulciano and 30% Sangiovese opens with notes of prune, raisin and dried flower petals. The staunchly tannic palate offers red cherry flavors but feels a bit lean, despite a layer of chocolate. Alcohol sensations are also detected, even though the alcohol percentage is modest.
Italian Editor Kerin O’Keefe reviews all Italian wines for Wine Enthusiast. Previously she wrote regularly on Italian wine for Wine News, World of Fine Wine and Decanter. She is the author of Franco Biondi Santi: The Gentleman of Brunello (2005), Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy's Greatest Wines (2012) and Barolo and Barbaresco: The King and Queen of Italian Wine (2014).Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.