This blend of 70% Ciliegiolo and 30% Canaiolo opens with muddled aromas that includes chalk, black berries, antiseptic and barnyard. The simple palate delivers overripe blackberry and a hint of black pepper along with a meaty rusticity. It ends on a bitter, medicinal note.
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: email@example.com.