Smoky and intense, with peach, melon and floral aromas that burst from the glass. In line with the Charta designation, it's made in a trocken, or dry, style, yet doesn't lack for fruit or flesh. It's fairly rich and full (12% alcohol), yet boasts racy acidity for near-perfect balance.
Marshall Tilden III
From his first sips of wicker basket Chianti at his grandfather’s dinner table to a 1986 Premier Cru Gevrey-Chambertin, Tilden knew that there was something magical about wine. He earned his Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators. Having been with Wine Enthusiast catalog since 2005, when he is not writing about wine he also runs the wine storage division and is head of W.E.’s in-house education program.