This 100% Ottavianello is coming from From Carovigno Brindisi, manual harvest followed by aging in French Barrique for 12 months.
The wine is light elegant, fruity and complex, it has a lovely ruby color.
The nose is full of red berries, followed by a touch of orange blossom, bing cherries, red cherries, vanilla, a touch of mint and sweet spice .
Medium body, round smooth, elegant, superb fresh acidity, mid elegant tannins, elegant fresh delicious finish.
My score 91, drink to 2025 — 18 days ago
This wine is medium-dark in the glass, and full-blown dark on the nose. Aromas of black fruit leap out first, but the tar notes follow quickly. It has a peppery smell to it and a healthy amount of chocolate and cigar box. The palate is full and lush. Blackberry notes, anise, mocha and bramble all join together with firm tannins and a lengthy finish. I want a steak with this one, but a sausage and pasta dish would be nice, too. You can also enjoy it by itself as it is quite sip-worthy. — 14 days ago
Nice smooth finish and good body. For the $10. Price I’d drink every day — 5 days ago
Bold, rich, even tastier on the second day. Would buy again. — 22 days ago
2018. Great on own. Buy at special place (ask Joyce) — 4 days ago
Billy at masserie — 17 days ago
Medium garnet; medium plus intensity aromas of blackberry, red plum, pomegranate, plum skin, rhubarb, vanilla, baking spices, cedar; dry, medium plus acid, medium ripe tannins, medium alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, very well balanced, delicious — 21 days ago
It felt a little sour at the beginning when opened. However, after opening and leaving it in an air for a bit, taste settled and became a lot less sour. Goes well with a grilled meat and veggies. — 5 days ago