A rich bouquet of licorice, dried flowers, ripe black cherries, earth and spice, with a balsamic note of mint-leaf in certain vintages.
Intense garnet-red with lively orange highlights.
Full-bodied, warm and intense. Dry and pleasantly tannic with mineral notes. The structure is powerful and at the time elegant which makes the wine approachable already in its fourth year of ageing, although it continues to mature in the bottle and can normally be kept at least 10 years.
Meat dishes, especially braised meat (Brasato al Barolo) and game, also aged cheeses.