The Sportoletti Villa Fidelia Rosso has a deep dark red color, with aromas that recall evolved blackberry jam, tobacco, spices, licorice and chocolate. sumptuous and elegant on the palate, with silky tannins perfectly balanced, inspiring a rich and long finish.
"Sportoletti's compelling, unfiltered 1999 Villa Fidelia (a 1,400 case cuvee made from 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc) is undoubtedly the super-star of this area. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by gorgeous aromas of blackberries, cassis, espresso, chocolate, and a touch of smoke. There is fabulous concentration, full body, great precision as well as purity, and a long, 45-second finish. Displaying an overall sense of elegance and gracefulness despite its depth and richness, this prodigious effort can be drunk now and over the next 14 years."
The Wine Advocate