This wine blends Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera with deft touches of Albarossa, Freisa and Pinot Nero to add verve and complexity. In the glass, transparent cherry skin coloration. On the nose, vibrant aromas of plums, black currants, black tea, and tobacco. The delicate appearance is belied by a brisk and energetic core of chewy cherry, black currant and red raspberry that gives way to a long finish marked by menthol, tobacco, sassafras and leafy underbrush. This is a wine to buy by the case. It pairs remarkably with butter and sage dressed pasta, grilled burgers, lamb, sausages, pizza – anything that calls for a robust, versatile red.