The wine is subtle and complex with a bouquet of black cherries, dark chocolate shavings, coconut oil and a slight smokiness. Soft and elegant entrance on the palate, with a fresh and long finish.
89 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Hand-picked on September 26, 2014 with an incredibly low yield of 2.25 tons for the acre
block. The vines that produced this wine were planted in a prime location (on top of the Vienza cave) and always produced spectacular fruit with highly concentrated flavors. Aged for 4 years in French oak barrels (20% new) to consolidate the Old World character of this very unique wine that faithfully delivers all the distinct features of the varietal.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy with an appetizer plate of aged goat cheese, black olive tapenade, toasted walnuts and roasted garlic – then move on to braised short ribs with earthy vegetables and roasted potatoes with rosemary.