2020 Canaiolo Nero
Canaiolo Nero is best known as the ubiquitous sidekick to Sangiovese. In small amounts, it improves, supports, and refines a way that never steals the spotlight from the more famous grape. With this bottling, Canaiolo Nero takes center stage. It tastes of refreshing red fruit, delicate flowers, and tangy balsamic. Its lighter body and tannins make it deliciously drinkable.
"My first varietally labeled Canaiolo Nero (usually a minor part of Chianti blends) takes me back to my wedding and the purple “Lavande” roses that were in my wife’s bouquet. How’s that for specific? I had her nose this, and she didn’t catch that until I mentioned it, but I’m geeky that way. Suffice it to say that this is a glass of roses that you won’t soon forget. There’s more as well – a little pepper and mixed red fruit. Very interesting!" 91 points | Rich Cook - Wine Review Online (6/2022)