Pale yellow. Reticent nose hints at bright stone fruit and minerals. Precise, tight and dense, without any undue weight, this shows outstanding inner-mouth tension, fine-grained texture and strong salinity. A beautifully balanced, energetic wine with a very long, focused finish. Made with 100% Carricante; the 40-45 year old vines grow in the Calderara vineyard near Feudo di Mezzo that has a volcanic, sand and gravel-rich soil. This is aged in 15 hL barrels, while the 2014 was aged in tonneaux; winemaker Lorenzo Landi told me he believes this wine requires a bit more oxygenation to showcase all it’s got to offer and that’s the reason he opted to use large oak barrels as an aging vessel.
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