At Dodici blind dinner. Paired with the 2010 of the same wine. This first vintage of this wine was included for scientific purposes to show evolution of the wine and winemaking based on reports that Franchetti didn't hit his stride for another two or three years. While not entirely post mortem, this was a sloppy, disjointed, oaky mess. Still the potential for quality of the raw materials seems there.
This is the first bottle of this wine and of this grape varietal we have had. The color is a light garnet. The nose is all fruit with cherry, red berries and a bit of vanilla. The flavor profile is like a cross between pinot noir and sangiovese. Bright cherry fruit, cola and a little "birch bark" tannin. Nice balance with plenty of acidity. Medium finish. Have not started dinner yet but this wine should go well with food.
What a different experience than the 2003 tasted simultaneously. Pale ruby with garnet shades. Discreet nose with savoury red berry aromas that lead the way to a strong mineral core and hints of iodine. Tight and focused with an elegant mouthfeel, bright fruit, feathery tannins and a refreshing aftertaste.
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