A slightly muted nose of dark cherry and toast offers hints of rose and tar. Similar flavors play on the palate with a touch of chocolate and a smooth mouthfeel. Long and dry, the espresso-tinged finish is elegant. The depth of fruit can be sensed and this should open up with short-term cellaring, displaying more depth and richness in a year’s time.
This is crystalline Vernaccia with bright aromas of pear, citrus and a touch of white peppercorn or natural rubber. It goes down in a fresh and clean manner and ends with a citrus crispness.
Candied cherry and raspberry aromas give off a jammy sensation, while the plum and berry fruit that carries the palate also brings with it some severely spiked acidity. Mainstream Chianti, with a slight scouring edge.
There’s a smoky-toasty quality to this Vernaccia that masks the wine’s natural fruit and emerges as its most immediately recognized aroma. It has a tart, spicy feel in the mouth thanks to oak aging, and enough acidity to keep it clean.
Muddled and sulfuric at first, with matchstick aromas preceding a palate of citrus and apple. That heavy, burnt note burns off with time, leaving a tangy apple and citrus palate. Nothing spectacular, but better than initial impressions indicate.