This is the 4th vintage bottled by the estate but only the 3rd (and current) to be released for sale. Giovanni decided to keep the 2017 for further ageing. 2018 is perfumed, vibrant and minerally driven. It is an aromatic wine with elegant note of red fruits. The tannins are soft and integrated; you see the benefit of reducing the quantity of new oak while increasing the size of the barrels at maturation time. Although Sangiovese can be rustic, when the refinement is that precise, the ‘less is more’ approach is beneficial to push forward the purity of the varietal. At 14% ABV, it is already very balanced and harmonious, showing no signs of a warmer than average vintage.