(2019) A sweet earth character here, more of that dusty cherry from this blend of Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara, but a more concentrated style with 30% appassimento from the double fermentation system. That fragrance from the cherry wood is there, with a strong palate showing some coffee and plummy fruit, lots of spice into the well balanced finish.
(2018) Only 4,500 bottles of this 'experimental' wine were produced, blending the local Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella with Syrah, in an appassimento style, with partially dried grapes. Dark and dense in colour, there's a vibrancy and juiciness to the fruit on the nose, slightly dusty plum and cherry, but vital and concentrated, the Syrah perhaps adding a touch of that sizzling bacon fat character. In the mouth the Syrah is there, a ripe black fruit at the core of this, powerful, long, with a liquorice twist to the tannins and acidity.