From the arch in the Italian boot. This wine is consistently a great value. It does takes some time to mature, so finding the 2010 was a treat. Made from the Aglianico grape. This is deep ruby in color. The nose has black cherries, smoke, slight anise and a nice minerality. Full bodied. This is ripe with nice black cherry fruit. Underneath is a nice smoky minerality. Very nice texture. Good acidity. Long finish. This is a tasty wine that will work well on its own (not common for Italian wines) or with food (the way Italians drink wine!). It might improve a bit more but should be good for at least another ten to twelve years.
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