The 2007 harvest was immediately distinguished as exceptional, the natural culmination of an ideal growing season. During the winter months the vineyards in Montalcino benefited from abundant rains, allowing the vineyards to build up reserves that ensured an excellent and promising harvest. The spring months were mild, with sparse rains and little heat stress. Consequently the maturation of the grapes was gradual in ideal climatic
conditions, with hot and sunny days and cool nights, resulting in sound, healthy fruit.
A deep, almost opaque, ruby red greets the eye. The initial fragrances on the nose are clean-edged notes of dark fruit, such as wild blackberry and black cherry, which slowly make way for more
pungent impressions of balsam and wild herbs. More evolved nuances of tanned leather and spice make for an impressive finale. The palate is notable for its magisterial structure, but at the same
time for its warmth and velvety, rounded mouthfeel. Supple tannins and a supporting vibrant acidity contribute significantly to the wine's
overall impressive balance and harmony, perfectly completed by a lengthy, long-lingering finish subtly edged with ripe fruit.