Tasting notes: Dark and impenetrable, intense and complex with hints of blackberries, sour cherries, vanilla, and saddle leather; harmonious with power structure, velvety tannins and well balanced but obvious acidity finishing with notes of cocoa and toasted spices. Region: Taurasi, Campania, Italy. Size: 4 hectares. Soil: Loose volcanic soil with good water retention ability. Elevation: 400 meters. Exposure: South. Year planted: 1996. Winemaking: Harest: Machine harvested in early November. Fermentation: 12 day maceration on the skins; spontaneous fermentation (inoculation only if necessary). Malolactic fermentation: Full in French oak barrels. Aged 18 months in 225L French oak barrique with an additional 6 months in bottle before release.