Ruby red in color with aromas of dark cherry and blackberry. Notes of pungent cedar wood, well structuredand smooth. Aromas and flavors of sweet red plum, strawberry, sassafras and tobacco. Youthful with edgy tannins.
The vines are planted on medium textured, sandy, mineral rich clay soil. Maceration and fermentation in stainlesssteel lasted 12 days. The wine aged 12 months in large Slavonian oak botti, followed by an additional two months inbottle.
In 1984, San Felice purchased Campogiovanni, located in Montalcino. The estate's 49 acresof vineyards are planted entirely to Sangiovese, with 35 dedicated to Brunello and 14 toRosso. Some vines were already present when the property was purchased, but many more were planted during the 1980s. The vineyards are located at an elevation of 820-984 feet with a south-southwest aspect. This position allows it to benefit from the mild breezes that come in from the Mediterranean, which keeps the humidity from accumulating. The vines are planted on medium textured, largely silty sand with some clay, on sandstone and calcareous marl. The terroir provides a steady, yet slow-paced ripening, which is favorableto producing vines of significant qualitative integrity. The wines of Campogiovanni are produced with the intent of allowing the wines to express all their potential.