100% Colorino from young vines in the Casanova and Sezzana vineyards, in Terricciola and Casciana Terme respectively. "Colorino" meaning "color" produces a very intense, dark wine. Aged entirely in large used French oak for 24 months, then transferred to stainless steel vats for 10 months before bottling, this wine releases beautiful scents of ripe red berries, sweet flowers and pepper. Full-bodied, with intense fruit and chocolate flavors and a refined finish, it can ideally be paired with grilled meats or hearty pasta dishes.
2005 marks the first vintage of this wine – and only 1,250 cases were produced!
"The 2005 Colorino di Casanova is the darkest and most powerful of these three wines. A dark, plush core of wild cherries, plums, underbrush, leather and licorice hides behind a wall of imposing tannins. The wine needs a few years for the elements to meld together, but there seems to be quite a bit of potential here as the wine opened up beautifully with some time in the glass. Sweet menthol, spice and mineral notes linger on the long, satisfying finish. This is a beautiful effort from Giorgio Rivetti. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. "
The Wine Advocate