(2011) Only 4,700 bottles of this organic Sangiovese were made. Dried herbs, tobacco and delicate briar notes dominate the nose, before a palate that is crisp, crunchy and fresh, the redcurranty, cherryish fruited wreathed in a little smoke and ash, and the finish shows a little spice, but is juicy and long. This is the opposite of blockbuster with its fresh acidity and light mid-palate weight, but is delicate, decisive and delicious.
(2009) 100% Sangiovese. Half aged in large botti, half in French barriques, 50% of which were new. A little earthiness, and a much deeper, black cherry and tobacco-edged black plum character. A little hint of blueberry and violet. Nice, plump, quite thick chocolaty fruit, though that dry, racy cherry-skin tannin and acid bite is there keeping this fresh and vital.