is a red grape variety that, as of 2000, was the third most-planted red grape
variety in Italy.
The color is a deep red with violet hue. The nose is expressive
with black fruit and a subtle touch of vanilla. On the palate,
wine shows spices such as cinnamon and curry along with fresh blackberry, dark
and tobacco, with a balanced freshness. This
is long, fleshy, concentrated and pleasant on the finish.
and high levels of acidity make it a very versatile wine,
which pairs amazingly with most foods,