The tiny, 2.4-acre vineyard of Casa Nere in La Morra has produced a wine with dominant rustic characteristics from its high alcohol (14.6%). Under these almost heady aromas there is also sweet, open fruit with firm, dry tannins and toasty wood flavors. Dry wood comes through on the finish, along with flavors of black cherries.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.