Famous for their world-class Vino Nobile wines, Avignonesi owns some of the best estate vineyards in eastern Tuscany. The high altitude (up to 1200 feet above sea level) creates an ideal microclimate not just for Sangiovese but also for bordeaux varietals. This wine is a bordeaux-style Super Tuscan blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Sangiovese with grapes from up to 40 year old vines. Fermented with indigenous yeast in temperature-controlled stainless steel, the wine aged in 6 months in 6 months in barriques and large oak casks. James Suckling scored it 91 points saying "Exuberant nose with ripe strawberries, cherries, fresh herbs and cedar too. Despite the opulence of the bouquet, the palate shows fruit but austerity on the finish. Drink now." A Super Value!