A blend of 95% Sangiovese (called Prugnolo Gentile in Montepulciano) and 5% Canaiolo Nero, the grapes for this wine are hand harvested in late September. The must undergoes an initial pre-fermentation maceration at low temperatures to release some of the grapes more subtle nuances. The wine is aged for six months in barriques, followed by an additional 12 months in large Slavonian oak barrels. The wine then spends an additional 6 months in bottle for extra elegance and finesse.
This stunning wine is deep ruby red in color with intense aromas of ripe dark berries and black cherries complemented by subtler notes of spices and tobacco. Lush and velvety on the palate, this wine offers a full-flavored, powerful profile with smooth, polished tannins and bright acidity.
Pair this wine with rotisserie-roasted chicken, marinara sauces, braised lamb, and grilled polenta.