Aromas of woodland berry, damp earth and a whiff of cellar floor lead the nose. The firm lean palate offers raw cherry, powdered sage and a hint of white pepper set against bracing tannins and racy acidity. Give the tannins a few years to unwind then drink to capture the remaining fruit.
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.