18 months in french oak barrels (70% new): Barriques (Merlot), Tonneaux (Sangiovese)
Siepi, owned by Mazzei family since 1435, has always been a model farm, still managed today with the same kind of respect. A unique location, a special microclimate, the foresight in the early 1980s to plant Merlot as the ideal grape to complement Sangiovese in a very particular “terroir” produce a wine which is perfectly balanced between elegance, power and complexity.
Monumentally built, crispy notes of elder, plum, berries, sandalwood, tobacco, with a very long, bright finish. Flavorful, textured dishes, dark sauces, game, blue cheeses
James Suckling 97
Robert Parker 96