The grapes selected in this blend were hand-picked and then placed in a cold room immediately after harvest to preserve fruit quality. The Nero d’Avola, Montepulciano and Lagrein were co-fermented together (approximately 20% whole bunch). The Tempranillo was picked two weeks prior to the other three varieties. The aim in making this was to allow the fruit flavors dominate, therefore only three-year old oak barrels were used to store this wine. Very fragrant, medium bodied red of high drinkability and charisma. Crunchy red-black berry fruit characters, light sweetness but coupled to ultra spicy notes and a squeaky, tangy, herb-laced finish. It’s bright, flavorsome and easy to drink – good fun, but with a serious undertow in the complexity stakes.
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