(2022) Calabrian red from Gaglioppo grapes, grown organically. Unoaked, but 12 months in stainless steel tank, five months in bottle, before release. Nicely fragrant and inviting, a rose and violet top note to kirsch-like fruit. Buoyantly red fruited on the palate, bursting with energy, then a dry, quite stern axis of acidity and tannin clamps down on the finish. Enjoyably different this one.
(2012) Rather a lot of oak here, but has concentration certainly. Good fruit, but the oak - too much with coffee and charriness dominating.
(2012) Plenty of sweet oak, good fruit then it does seem stretched a little thin on the palate.
(2012) Gentle, clean stuff, not too much oak and majors on fruit. Tangy, delicious and fresh on the finish.
(2012) Slightly dull aromatics, just misses the juicy freshness of the best here.
(2012) Slightly barnyardy aromas here, a touch dank and oxidised. Is this entirely clean? The palate has a pleasing fruit sweetness, some gentle creamy oak and decent balance.
(2012) Lovely nose, singing with cherry and herbs and a punchy appeal. Modest touch of oak perhaps? Juicy and fresh on the palate.
(2012) Quite a meaty tone here, with bold cherry fruit. The palate has good fruit that is juicy, firm and finishes with tangy authority.