Colour: Distinctive red, dense and transparent
Nose: Wild berries accompanied by fresh spices and dried leaf tobacco. Palate and wine and food pairing: Full and austere entry, generous and tangy, and ready to face the passage of time. Also excellent on its own, enjoyed with friends.
97 Pts. Robert Parker #223
“A gorgeous wine and one that I highly recommend if you are a Brunello fanatic like me. The purity of the fruit is stunning and the wine underlines the qualities ohat make Sangiovese among the most noble of all Italian grapes. It offers crystalline intensity with forthcoming aromas of bright cherry, balsam herb, anise seed, pressed violets and spice. This ensemble is balanced and nuanced. It shows amazing depth and complexity. Fruit for the wine si sourced from a single vineyard that runs across the crest of a hill. The name Schiena d’Asino (“the donkey’s back”) evokes this unique geography. Mastrojanni last made a Riserva in 1998 and the wine (released six years after the harvest) has carried the name of its vineyard designation ever since. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2035.”