Made with 70 and 80-year-old Nerello Mascalese vines planted at high altitude, this opens with delicate but enticing scents of leather, menthol, iris, red berry and thyme. The elegantly structured palate doles out juicy black cherry, raspberry, mocha, cinnamon and licorice. Polished tannins, bright acidity and a mineral vein provide the framework.
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.