Deep ruby red in color with notes of blackberry, blueberry and raspberry on the nose all backed together with balsamic and mineral hints. Great elegance and finesse on the palate with fine tannins. It is opulent with berry characters and a long finish.
The vineyards where this wine is produced have an average age of 10 years. Both vineyards are located in San Donato in Poggio and Castellina in Chianti. These areas are in the Tuscany region.
The wine was racked into small oak barrels where it remained for 18 months. It aged for at least further 6 months in bottle before release.
90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot, 5% Malvasia del Chianti
• 96 points: Decanter Magazine World Wine Awards - Gold Medal
• 92 points: Sommelier Toscana Magazine
Tinazzi is a family-owned and operated estate based in Verona, near Lake Garda. Starting in the 1960s with vineyards in Valpolicella and Bardolino, the family has since acquired land in Puglia, where it grows Primitivo, among others.
Though they have a standard portfolio, with wines ranging from Amarone to Primitivo di Manduria, they have released a blend that celebrates Italy, north to south, and Sicily, too.
Earning 93 Points from leading Italian wine critic Luca Maroni, and a place in Italy's Best Wines of 2016, this surprising blend is an Italian tour de force.
Varietal: Corvina, Primitivo, Nero D'avola
Taste: chocolate, mocha, fig, earth, raisin, cranberry, plum, jam, blueberry, black pepper, cherry, boysenberry, licorice, berry and white pepper