100% Montepulciano, a selection of the best grapes and yields from the estate's vineyards in Piancarda and Paterno. 100% destemmed, fermented for 10 to 15 days on the skins, then racked and malolactic fermentation happens in barrel. The wine is matured for one to two years in small French oak barrels and nearly two years in the bottle before it is released for consumption. Caramels, wood, cherries, sawdust and herbs in the nose. Well structured with leather, tobacco tones on the palate. Great balance and finish. 2012 vintage.