An Italian variety from the Abruzzo region. A rich black-fruit style designed for drinking with gamey red meats, duck confit etc.
The wine is a deep red/purple/black colour.
The nose is dominated by dark fruits – black cherry, black olive and Damson plum alongside cedar and vanilla oak notes.
The palate has a strong and rich attack of dark fruit which moves seamlessly through to a vibrant and mouth-watering mid=palate with real structure. There is a lovely balance between fruit, tannins and acidity with an attractive seam of spicy French oak.
Drinking nicely in its youth but with huge potential for ageing and development – with time in the bottle, the primary fruits will give way to further complexities such as tar, liquorice and leather.