Intense bouquet of marasca, violets, spices, and forest berries.
Full mouth-feel, full-bodied, softly tannic, it adapts to roasted meat entrees, spicy cheeses, salami, prosciutto, mortadella, and bresaola.
Enter the masterpiece theater. Pop the cork and pour into a decanter. Wait. After one hour, return to enjoy the show. The preview expresses powerful and dense perfumes of blackcherry, roses, earth, and leather. The introductory sip is big like a quiet tidal wave no one is expecting. Mature fruits and volcanic minerality sizzle and erupt. The great and secret show is on! The back palate climaxes with lively acidity and even more weight as the tidal wave lands. As the wave crawls back to the sea, the finish is a quick passage through the garden of Eden--rose pedals, mixed berries, old tree trunks, and burnt ash. An essential masterpiece wine for the serious collector. Age-worthy for 20 years plus. 3,000 bottles annual production.