Gran Maestro 2019
Bright, intense ruby, with tones of pomegranate, is that unique colour. There are changing nose, starting with red fruits followed by black currants. Quite jammy and rich, and at the same time, tamed. Secondary tones of oak, vanilla and dark chocolate, developing into solid spice, leather smoke and mocha. Despite the 'Appassimento' method, the palate is smooth with fine tannins. Casis and spice stand long with a wine structure akin to the old world. Bodied.
Extended decanting like one hour+ helps to bring out the entire nose and palate. Chilling it helps also containing the alcohol and strengthens, even more, the 'Old World' style.
If you may want classic Bordeaux taste, this is not your wine.
98 Points, Luca Maroni
Extraordinary Italian Wines utilizes a technique called ‘Appassimento’, where the grapes are partially dried for at least a couple of months, and once the wine has been pressed, it is fermented together with the grape must. This process imparts richness and complexity to the wines, using a style that is usually reserved for the famous Ripasso wines from Veneto.
Intense aromas of juicy berries, freshly cooked plums, and spicy notes of cocoa, vanilla, and tobacco, complemented by fine herbs and freshly roasted coffee flavours on the palate. Full-bodied and round with soft, sweet tannins. Partially produced from overripe grapes that are processed using the appassimento method.