(From 2002 Vintage) Tizzonero derives from the local name for charcoal, referring both to the soil and the deep color of the wine. Many experiments have led Riccardo Cotarella to create this wine, an intense and complex example of the Montepulciano grape. The vines were planted in 1997 on volcanic and stony soils. A manual harvest takes place in October, after which there is a soft pressing and 20 days of skin contact. The wine ages six months in Nevers and Alliers barriques, then refines six months in bottle. La C...
Wine Spectator(From 2002 Vintage)