Rosso Riserva, Maremma Toscana DOC
A blend of organically grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Merlot, this offers dark berry, toasted oak and mocha aromas. The dense palate delivers blackberry jam, espresso and clove alongside firm tannins. Drink through 2024.
The 2015 Prile is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Merlot. It is also one of the finer wines I have tasted from Volpaia's Prelius estate. Dark and beautifully resonant on the palate, the 2015 opens up nicely with a bit of time in the glass, revealing hints of black cherry, chocolate, licorice and espresso. Drink it over the next decade.
“The vineyards for the Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Sangiovese (40%) and Merlot (20%) for Prelius are located on a hilltop along the shores of the coastal lake for which it is named. Aromas of leather, graphite and plum skins indicate its dark nature. Juicy, with firm tannins, violets and cinnamon spice offer a luxurious flavor profile and a distinct mouthfeel.”
"With its full, oaky nose and essence-like, sweet fruit, this warm and generous red has plenty of healthy tannins but finishes slightly sweet. With slightly less ripeness this would rate even higher. Drink now."