(2016) 2003 was first vintage of this red wine after 25 years of growing and experimenting. It spends five years in barrel and five more in bottle, released after 10 years. It is 100% Pignolo, one of four local varieties of red grape. Amazingly dense, youthful colour for a 12-year-old wine. Wonderful inky, dark and meaty red, with a fine, high note to the aromatics of herbs and some floral touches. Made in big, open barrels, the fruit has cherry and ripe red plum. Briar and stalky acidity and grip power the finish. Intriguing and beguiling.
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