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.
A classic clone Montepulciano from La Valentina’s coastal vineyard in Spoltore …
Deep dark ruby red colour introduces an intense and aromatic nose and concentrated rich, ripe red fruit flavours. Hearty tannins and fresh acidity are softened by barrique and bottle maturation. At five years from vintage, “Spelt” is still very much a supple, youthful, exciting and drinkable wine that will also offer “interest” on maturing for 5 to 10 years.
Deep ruby red with purple reflections, intense bouquet of fruit and violet leads to round full fruit flavours followed well balanced savoury characters, fine‐tuned by ageing in traditional casks. A long, consistent dry finish.
100% tempranillo, aged for 12 months in new french oak barrels. Cherry red, with sweet aromas of french oak, cinnamon, clove, black pepper. Delicious full body, soft, elegant finish. Highly recommended decanter magazine. (2011 was 88/100 R.P.)