A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Cabernet Franc, this powerful Super Tuscan style wine comes from our San Giovanni vineyard. Located near the village of San Giovanni a Cerreto, our label was inspired by the Manetti painting of John the Evangelist (“San Giovanni”) where you can see the chalice and serpent, the symbols of Saint John.
The vineyard consists of limestone and clay with gravel topsoil containing vines planted in the year 2002. Our team completes multiple grape selections in the vineyard and upon arrival to the cellar selects only the best berries for this blend. Fermented primarily in new French oak, the wine is then aged for at least 16 months in barriques before bottling. This is an intense, bold wine that displays the harmonious potential of Cabernet and Sangiovese at a fraction of the cost of most Super Tuscan wines. Upon release, the wine exhibits incredible richness and character and will age beautifully for many years.
An elegant, structured and full-bodied wine with rich dark berry fruit and cassis aromas, the lush fruit framed by balanced oak. The elegant, structured tannins help to make this a cellar-worthy wine.
95 Points, Wine Spectator