Aromas of black cherries, licorice, game, light smoke; full-bodied and concentrated yet balanced, with moderate tannins and good length. Great aging potential. PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Grilled red meat; pork sausages; mushroom dishes. The ‘Ronchi’ vineyard, at 960 feet above sea level and facing southeast, runs along the eastern edge of the appellation; the land forms a natural amphitheater. Soils are a classic mix of clay and limestone. AGE OF VINES: 30 to 40 years WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Fermentation on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Aged for two years in large (20HL) Slavonian casks (in Italian, ‘botti’).