97% Sangiovese, 3% Canaiolo
Aged 15-18 months in 50’hl Slovenian oak casks with a minimum of 6 months bottle maturity prior to release. ‘Croce’ means cross, from an ancient crucifix standing in the Radda-in-Chianti vineyard. 92/100 Robert Parker.
Very deep ruby red with violet reflections. The intense aroma and flavours of plum, cherry, rosemary, vanilla and peppery spice are confirmed by a well balanced, full finish. This indigenous grape variety is DNA acknowledged as the fore-father of California’s Zinfandel. Matane Primitivo pairs extremely well with red meat, duck, game, smoked fish and hard cheeses.