Youthful purple with smoky, focused dark berry and violet scents are sharpened by a suggestion of cracked pepper. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and black currant flavors that show an open-knit character and appealing sweetness. Dusty tannins shape the finish, which hangs on with strong tenacity and repeating florality. Pairs well with veal stew, lamb, duck, risotto, stuffed mushrooms, and hard cheeses.
PRODUCTION NOTES: Grown in granite soils on hillside vineyards with South/Southeast exposure. Aged 15 months in barrels of two to four years.