The nose isintense with cherries, blueberries, chocolate and spicy oak. On the palate there is agood ripe fruit and spicy flavors supported by silky tannins. Concentrated yet elegant,with a medium to long finish.
35% Cabernet Franc/35%Cabernet Sauvignon/20% Merlot/10% Petit Verdot). Thefruit for Il Pino is grown in two vineyard parcels surrounding the estate. The upper areais noted for its Bolgheri conglomerate soil, which is well drained and ideal for growingCabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The lower area consists ofmainly clay soil ideal for growing Merlot. Grapes were sorted, destemmed and gentlycrushed. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks for three-four weeks.Malolactic fermentation was divided evenly between French oak barrels andstainless-steel tanks. Sixty-five percent of the wine was aged for 12 months in newand 1-year-old French oak barrels, with the remaining 35 percent aged in stainlesssteeltanks. The wine was aged for six months in bottle prior to release.