A deep ruby red wine with tremendous structure and depth. Firm yet silky tannins and elegant notes of raspberry and redcurrant. The bouquet has hints of leather, cigar case, Tuscan herbs and vanilla. An unforgettably long and sensuous finish.

Technical sheet

Grapes 50% Merlot, 50% Sangiovese
Ageing 36 months in new French oak
Refinement in the bottle minimum 6 months
Alcohol 14%
Serving temperature 18°C
Tech sheets

"Elegance and character from Chianti Classico, warmth and sensuality from Cortona - an ideal marriage."

The winemakers

Accolades

91/100­
Oaky, lending a resinous cast to the black cherry, strawberry, spice and camphor flavors. The wood integrates with aeration, but the dense structure and sweet fruit accents on the finish need time to mesh. Sangiovese and Merlot.­
Wine Spectator

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