The name "Tizzonero" is derived from the local name for charcoal, referring both to the soil and the deep color of the wine. Many experiments have led Riccardo Cotarella to create this wine, an intense and complex example of the Montepulciano grape blended with Sangiovese. The vines were planted in 1997 on volcanic and stony soils. A manual harvest takes place in October, after which there is a soft pressing and 20 days of skin contact. The wine spends 6 months in Nevers and Alliers barriques, then refines 6 months in bottle.
Intensely garnet in color with aromas of dark fruit and vanilla. Exceptionally pleasant, silky texture on the palate.
Blend: 50% Montepulciano, 50% Sangiovese.