Younger than Vino Nobile, it has an intense and vivid ruby red colour and good concentration. The fruity aroma is intense and fine with notes of wild black cherry, violet and a slight vanilla undertone. The flavour is well balanced, elegant and it has a slight initial tannic note. Serve at 18C in medium sized wine glasses. Excellent if served with appetizers first course dishes with meat sauces, stuffed pasta or casserole dishes and grilled red meats.
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 171 on Jun-07