(2001 Vintage) Made from 100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes harvested from the Altesino, Montosoli and Velona vineyards. The wine is aged in large Slovenian barrels where it remains for 3 and a half years prior to bottling. The ruby red color of this wine tends toward garnet with age. The bouquet displays ample aromas of violet and vanilla. On the palate, it is rich and velvety with balanced fruit, acidity and tannin.
Wine Advocate(1999 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 158 on Apr-05
Wine Spectator(1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/04
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