The name of this wine is a reference to the archaic name of Sangiovese – 'Sangioveto' – which was the main grape chosen to make this wine. 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot are blended with the noble native vine to create a wine of great structure and character, produced from a selection of the winery's finest grapes. Aging in French oak barriques for 9-14 months enriches the wine's aromatic complexity with an enhanced sense of balance and elegance. 90 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine and 91 points from the Wine Spectator who said "Has a slightly raisiny nose, with lots of toasty oak that turns to coffee. Full-bodied, with soft, velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Nicely polished. Needs time to come around. Best after 2010."