A northern Italian red that delivers earthy aromas as well as mineral and barrel notes. Cherry and raspberry flavors are light, while the mouthfeel is a touch raw and peppery. A different breed of rosso from Franciacorta.
The wine opens with luminous brilliance and segues to welcoming aromas of toasted bread, mature apricot, nut, dried herbs and mineral. It’s a well-balanced and elegant wine that offers power and intensity.
This unusual table wine is a Carmenère, the aloof Bordeaux variety found almost exclusively in Chile. That it comes from an Italian sparkling wine producer is odd. As for the wine, it’s got color and body along with strong vegetal aromas and flavors. Looks and feels right; smells and tastes not as good.