The nose is dominated by the red fruit spectrum - cherries, strawberries, roses, red fruits and just
a hint of spice.
A light dry palate with plenty of red fruit flavours and a fine tannin structure. Light-bodied, this
wine typifies the Chianti wines so loved for their ability to pair with Italian foods and lighter food styles.
The wine has medium-high acidity, with an emphasis on mid-palate fruit flavours, and good extension
from the finish.
Following a good winter was a mild and calm spring with generally good weather during the crucial
flowering period, that is the stage at which the flowers are fertilized and begin to form individual grape
berries. This stage can often be quite wild and stormy leading to significant loss of fruit.
The beginning of summer was mild, almost perfect growing conditions. There was a small rain event
in January which may have caused consternation had it continued but it was mercifully brief leading to
several months of virtually rain free weather.
March was mild, with perhaps only three days of intense heat, ideal conditions for the development of
the red grapes, with harvesting beginning middle of March through to the middle of April. Good colours,
ripe aromas and flavours and good structural tannins across all red varieties. Another great vintage for
The Sangiovese grapes were de-stemmed and fermented in open vessels with extensive
pump-over cap management to aid colour and flavour extraction and optimize tannin development. The
wine was pressed off skins and matured in old French oak barriques, for about five months, to ensure the
light fruity style of the wine did not become dominated by oak intensity.
Brilliant translucent cherry hues.