Origin: Italy Grapes: Merlot and Sangiovese
This wine is a joint project started by the late California winemaker Robert Mondavi and Tuscan winemaker Lamberto Frescobaldi. The colour is a very concentrated purple-red. Wild berries such as blueberry, blackberry and blackcurrant are prominent on the nose, accompanied by spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, as well as traces of mint. Complex nuances of roasted mocha, fresh almonds and vanilla linger in the background. On the palate, the entry is soft and enticing, with an acidity that blends into the wine’s great structure and silky tannins. The flavour is persistent, offering a crescendo finish with a hint of minerals.