(1998 Vintage) Intense, brilliant ruby-red color. Nose full and persistent, delicate, elegant, with hints of cherries tinged with vanilla. Taste is fresh, dry, balanced, velvety with character, slightly tannic. The careful selection and vinification result in a well-structured, harmonious wine. Culinary suggestions: Pleasant accompaniment to flavorful pasta and rice dishes, roasted meats and aged cheeses.