Fermented and aged in new barriques, this deeply golden-colored wine opens with aromas of toasted oak, vanilla bean and oak-driven spices that carry over to the palate. It lacks the fruit richness needed to stand up to the oak and racy acidity, giving it a lean character.
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.