Dark ruby/purple colour. Attractive aromas of charcoal, gravel and woodsmoke add interest to lush berry fruit. A very smoky edge to this wine on the nose. On the palate plenty of firm cherry and darker berry fruits with really chocolaty depth. The fruit is framed by firm, ripe tannins and moderate acidity and there is very good length. Very good, from the Monferrato sub-region of Piedmont.