Description: Neapolitan-born brothers Domenico and Giovan Battista Basile bought 85 acres of land in the Cinigiano area of the Maremma in 1999, not far from the Tuscan coast. Currently, Domenico runs the sales and marketing aspects of the winery, while Giovan Battista manages the vineyards and vines. The vineyards, which all enjoy southwestern exposures at altitudes between 1,100 and 1,250 feet, are situated on limestone galestro soils and are organically farmed. Burgundy color with a lighter ruby hue around the rim. Aromas of pomegranate, eggplant, and garrigue herbs. Upfront on the palate, the wine exhibits bright acidity, dark fruit, and pomegranate. Toward the finish the wine reveals notes of wood root, tobacco, and licorice. The texture is medium-bodied with soft, dusty tannins.
Food pairings: Beef (braised or stewed), Fontina Cheese, eggplant dishes, game hens, lamb, mushroom dishes, pizza, pasta (tomato based), sausages, salami, charcuterie, etc.