Savoury flavours of dark cherries and black stone fruits combine with notes of dried herbs, smoky oak, with a hint of coffee and vanilla in the background. A rounded, full-bodied red wine with a spicy, persistent and lingering aftertaste.
The average age of the vines is 20 years, producing a yield of 6.5 tonnes per hectare. The soil is rich in clay.
The grapes were harvested by hand and left to dry for two weeks prior to pressing. Maceration lasted 30 days at temperatures less than 30°C in Slavonian oak vats. The wine was aged for 24 months in Allier oak barriques and tonneaux of 225 and 500 litres, followed by a further six months in bottle prior to release.
braised and grilled red meats or spicy pasta dishes
James Suckling, 91 points, 2019; Mundus Vini, Gold, 2019