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.
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.
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.