90 points Wine Spectator
"Purity is the theme here, delivering cherry, strawberry, spice and graphite flavors married to an elegant frame. Firms up nicely, suggesting evolution over the short term. Drink now through 2023."
"Concentrated ruby. Great precision on the nose, deep yet subtle. A core of ripe sour cherry carried by fine, persistent tannins that keep clinging to the palate. 17.5/20 points. (WS)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
This 100% Sangiovese Grosso is planted to one hectare of 60-70 year old vines. The grapes are harvest by hand the first week of October. They are then crushed and transferred to tank by gravity. They endure 15 day maceration / fermentation period (29C) with frequent punch-down of the cap during the first week to promote extraction. The wine is then racked 2/3 times until March, when it is transferred to oak. It is then aged 3-4 months in Allier and Slavonian botte. 5% of free-run juice is removed to encourage concentration.