This wine is 100% Sangiovese from a hillside that is between 150 and 400 m above sea level and has a south-westerly exposure. The wine is aged in wooden barrels (bulk containers) so as not to mark the wines too much and in French oak barrels. The result is fascinating: black fruit, violets and wild flowers characterise this intense and almost perfect nose. The palate is beautifully balanced, the tannins responding to the bright and palatable freshness. The airy finish is pure and highly accurate. This is a Brunello di Montalcino to drink now or keep.
Fragrant and loaded with finesse, this radiant, full-bodied red opens with enticing scents of ripe black-skinned fruit, iris, cake spice and a whiff of camphor. On the linear yet delicious palate, elegant tannins and bright acidity support succulent black cherry, plum and licorice before a lingering tobacco finish. Drink 2021–2029.
95/100 Kerin O’Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, May 2019
92+ Wine Advocate