Made of Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Mammolo, this opens with French oak, coconut, espresso and prune aromas. The palate is lean, offering star anise, dried sage, raisin and orange zest notes rather than juicy fruit. Grainy tannins give it a bracing finish.
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.