Bright garnet red. Soft berries on the nose with a little dust. More complex on the palate with notes of sage, dried dark berries, light savory nuances and black cherry undertones. Moderate tannins (6/10), medium bodied and medium plus dry finish. Drink till 2019.
Third time trying this wine, opened the day before. From my father’s cellar. Something very interesting that I found out about this estate is that they air dry 30% of the grapes before they begin the fermentation process. The color is dark opaque garnet red with the brownish edges. Within the nose there are a lot of sweet berries or prunes. As it opened up more some brown sugar and hard candy came with the nose. The palate was very interesting, because of how sweet the nose smelt compared to the palate. The mouthfeel started off very sweet and light then changed to full and lingering finish. A little fur dancing across the tongue drying out my mouth. Soft/light start across the tongue and then spikes mid to end of the tongue. Not yet at the end of its life, probably has about two or so years left in it. Very interesting varietal that I need to get more experience with. Great QPR, especially for an Italian wine and only for $19.
A hint of the old musky cellar on the nose. Fresh and clean on the palate. Mid palate and I thought ( just a hint that a peaty whisky from islay began to show - but this is a wine!). Very drinkable and enjoyable.j The acidity is balanced and not overpowering.
Dry finish with dry tannins (7/10). The finish lasts for a long time. 60 secs or more.
Rather decent stuff and will go at least another year or two. Plenty of savory cherry fruit. Ripe and pretty sweet without being confected or jammy. Delicious acidity level balances a rather tannic backbone. Nicely perfumed, slightly floral, yet also earthy and meaty.
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