Linear and elegant, this vibrancy of this sparkler belies its age. It opens with enticing scents of wild flower, orchard fruit, a hint of hazelnut and a whiff of pastry. The palate shows complexity, depth as well as freshness, delivering Golden Delicious apple, apricot, toasted bread crust and a hint of tangerine zest. Tangy acidity lifts the rich flavors while an elegant mousse lends finesse.
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: email@example.com.