A rich pomegranate in color, the wine shows complex, intense ripe fruit aromas. This full-bodied wine is the Umbrian answer to the Super Tuscan.
Wine Spectator 87 points - Medium-bodied and juicy, with wild cherry and licorice notes, layered with hints of herb and earth. Lightly chewy. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2018. 5,000 cases made.-AN
(May 31 2015)
The Turlo’ vineyards are located on the hills of Lake Corbara’s northern bank at 150 to 380 meters in elevation. The generally southern exposure varies by vineyard site. The soil is rich in red clay, tufa (a limestone common to central Italy) and small pebbles. The grapes are harvested by hand at optimum ripeness to ensure a rich, concentrated finished wine. Each grape variety is fermented separately in small, temperature-controlled steel tanks. A maceration period with frequent pumping over is followed by malolactic fermentation. A small amount of the wine is aged in French oak barriques prior to blending and bottling for added complexity.
|Pair with hard cheeses, grilled or braised meats, risotto.