Mature ruby colour with a tawny rim; cedary, spicy, lightly floral, liquorice and dried cherries on the nose with herbal floral top notes; medium to full-bodied, dry, elegant, firmly structured with evident but ripe tannins. Drinking well now.
Rossese di Dolceacqua is another of Italy’s native grape varieties that more wine lovers need to discover. The resulting wine has the ability to take on the characteristics of the specific vineyard site in which the grapes are grown, but similarities can be drawn to both Gamay and cool climate Syrah. Brae is a cru located at an elevation of 480 metres and is delicate and floral with bright, crunchy red fruit and supple nimble tannins. Fresh and minerally with a hint of pepper. Best served slightly chilled and a great match with Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine.
Opaquely deep garnet. Nose reminiscent of Armagnac: stewed fruits with a dark caramel sauce. In perfect balance now, the acidity is fresh and so is the cherry and raspberry fruit, ending on a bitter almond finish. Will last another few years.
A fabulously elegant and balanced wine combining florality, bright fruit, spice, freshness and minerality with great integration, complexity, concentration, refined tannins and a long, fresh finish. Hits all the right notes. This small family-owned producer is definitely one to seek out and is fast becoming a benchmark for the area.
Pour carefully or decant. Opaquely deep garnet. Medium nose of black cherry, raisins, maple syrup, black liquorice, a bit of dust. Full-bodied, densely flavoured with ripe cherries, hot alcohol and a long Port-like finish. Enjoyable with an espresso. Drink now.
Bright purple in colour with fresh vinous and herbal aromas and flavours, vibrant, balanced, appealing and easy drinking with silky tannins and a juicy finish. A nice match with grilled meats and game birds.