Estate vineyards, on the southern hills of Montalcino. Altitude: Merlot: 170 m above sea level, Cabernet Sauvignon: 220 m above sea level. Position: Hillside.
Merlot (60%), Cabernet Sauvignon (40%).
Produced only in favorable vintages. The two varieties are vinified separately in Horizon hybrid stainless steel & wood tanks, with variable maceration between 8 (Merlot) and 18 (Cabernet) days. Alcoholic fermentation is followed by malolactic fermentation which takes place in barriques in temperature controlled areas. A 20-months aging period at a controlled temperature of 15° C follows. In the first 12 months the varieties age separately and then are blended and aged as a blend for the following 8 months.
Estate-bottled only in exceptional vintage years, this SuperTuscan integrates the best tradition of the noble French grapes of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with the extraordinary Montalcino terroir. An austere wine, with a rare concentration and structure.
16.5 – 4 bottiglie
16,5 – 4 bottiglie
92 – Exceptional
Deep red wine, definitely fruity with notes of spices, tobacco and coffee. In the mouth you feel the big structure, characterized by important tannins, although they remain gentle on the palate. Enjoyable since now but it also promises a good aging potential.
Color is deep red. The bouquet is complex, with aromas of cassis, ripe fruit, licorice and tobacco. In the mouth the wine is very powerful, full-bodied and enveloping. Ideal for long aging.
Deep and intense red color. The bouquet is complex with hints of licorice, coffee, cocoa, tobacco and cherry jam. Full bodied, powerful, but at the same time soft and silky. This wine has an unbelievable aging potential being enjoyable since now for at least the next 15 years.
Deep and intense red color. The bouquet is complex and fruity reminding of small berries and soft notes of coffee, cocoa and tobacco. Full bodied with powerful tannins. This wine has an unbelievable aging potential being enjoyable since now for at least the next 15 years.
Deep and intense red color. Very fruity aromas with notes of small berries, cassis, cherry and spices. Full bodied with powerful and mature tannins. The aftertaste is really very long with an incredible aging prospective. This vintage yelled for an unbelievable great expression.
Due to the regular ripening the wine has a big aromatic freshness. Very deep and intense red; complex aroma of black berries, like cassis, cherry, and raspberries; but also aromas of spices, tobacco, and licorice. Big structure with mature, sweet and strong tannins. Long and sweet, tremendous age potential.
Deep, mauve red; complex aroma of black berries, cherry and raspberry; but also spicy notes and tobacco. Very important structure with round and strong tannins. Long and persistent, good for aging.
Our cabernets have been always strong and deep colored, but in 1999’s vintage they had a very nice finesse, too and an aromatic profile without any herbaceous notes that characterized some cabernets during the past years.
Deep, opaque red, complex aroma of black berries, cherry, violets, but also aromas of tobacco, mint, leather; imposing structure of great personality with well-structured tannins that are still young. Long and persistent, tremendous aging potential.
Very intense color, still showing some violet reflexes; an aromatic profile characterized by a good marriage between the fruitiness of the wine and the toasty flavor of the barrel, with prevailing flavors of plums, cassis, hazelnut, coffee, and a light note of butter. A full body with good tannins, indicating a secure evolution over the coming years. A very harmonious body, with a great finish on the palate.
Wonderful fruit, beautifully woven into a silky wooden texture. Incredibly powerful and young, with long aging potential.