Organic and Biodynamic, this 2017 wine is a blend of 90%Sangiovese
and 10%Cabernet Sauvignon from Fabrizio Pratesi. Wine producers in the Carmignano
near Florence have been blending Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon since the 1600s!
Pratesi has brought attention back to a region The Medici Family prized for their table.
Bold aromas of ripe cherry, dark raspberry, and Bordeaux-like lead pencil
leads to a juicy, ripe, palate of dark red fruit, tobacco and spice. The wine is full of fruit,
but not really “fruity,” and finishes with layers of savory graphite and earth.
The wine works for a casual dinner or a sophisticated table.
Wine Spectator: 91 Points
“Leads off with an intense graphite aroma
and flavors of cherry, currant and mineral.
Fresh, fruity and saturated on the long, firm finish.
Drink now through 2024.”