A pure expression of Petit Verdot from sunny, southern Tuscany, Per Cecco features deeply etched aromas of chocolate, ripe cherry, espresso bean, leather, plum cake and savory spice. The tannins are firm and need a few more years to evolve and soften.
From the beautiful countryside around Pitigliano and Sovana in Tuscany’s southern Maremma, this expression of organically farmed Ciliegiolo shows complex notes of dark cherry, spice, humus and rosemary. Elegance and soft tannins define the finish.
A rich and full wine, with raisin, licorice and cassis on a semisweet nose. Plum and juicy berry define the palate. Finishes alive and fast, with ripe-edged fruit and some leathery tannins. Packed fairly full with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, in addition to Sangiovese. Made by Marchese Mazzei.
Francesco Bolla is a man with a mission: To make the best red blend in Maremma. This beautifully balanced assembly of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Alicante and Cabernet Franc is the estate’s sole product. It has weighty plum and red cherry fruit, ground coffee bean, hay, white peppercorn, dried rose petal and leather. It is firmly tannic and persistent…
If you like richly oaked reds, this is your wine. The toasted notes are pungent but they don’t completely mask the fresh plum, cherry and currant. Vanilla and clove flavors are reinforced by rock-solid tannins and excellent persistency on the finish. Drink after 2008.
Dense aromas of cassis, blackberry, roasted hazelnut, Nutella and powerful black cherry liqueur. Of particular interest are the background notes of graphite and sweet spicecake. The wine has thick tannins and ripe flavors in the mouth.
A sophisticated blend of Merlot, Cabernet and Sangioveto from the newly inaugurated Frassinello winery designed by architect Renzo Piano. It has deeply etched oak tones over blueberry and forest berry. The close is fresh and crisp with very good length.
Exotic spice, red fruit, herbal notes and cherry cola characterize this 50-50 blend of Alicante and Syrah. The wine delivers measured intensity but does boast deep freshness thanks to its acidity and menthol finish.