2016 Le Terrazze 'Sassi Nera' Conero Riserva
100% organic Montepulciano from 45 year old vines grown in calcareous clay soils. Maturation in small French-oak barrels for about 12 months. Fattoria Le Terrazze is located on slopes overlooking the Adriatic sea, with vineyards situated at 500 meters altitude on Monte Conero; this unusually hilly and rocky part of the Adriatic coastline has hosted vineyards for nearly 3000 years. The Terni family has owned the estate since 1882. Cassis and light wood and spices on the nose. Lovely earthy minerality, hints of tar and leather. Very well balanced tannin structure. Elegant medium finish.