On the Nose it gradually unfurls flowers, fruit, spice and gunflint in an intriguingly absorbing array of earthily wide-ranging aromatics. Sangiovese’s austere tannins are firmly in the traditional mould, underpinning progression on the subtly nuanced but very centred palate, which combines warmth, freshness, savouriness and minerality.
Its color is a deep ruby red with a faint garnet tinge. On the nose, the initial sweetish woody sensations make way for the elegant perfumes that are typical of Chianti Classico, like hints of iris and spicy tones. On the palate, the tannic austerity of Sangiovese is truly traditional, and this is accompanied by the warm, savory notes of a wine destined for long aging.
Sangiovese's powerful structure makes this wine suitable for a wide variety of food pairings, although highly flavored (non-fish) dishes are particularly recommended: grilled meats, salted pork, vegetables and cheeses.