A blend of Sangiovese and 10% Pugnitello, this has rustic aromas of game, overripe black-skinned fruit and barnyard. The funky aromas carry over to the palate but the fruit has dried up. Grainy, almost gritty tannins leave a raspy 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.