Popped and poured; enjoyed over the course of a few hours. The 2016 Lapideus was made using whole cluster Trebbiano Spoletino from old vines grown in a slightly cooler climate than “Arboreus”. This vintage of Lapideus saw a 24-day maceration and rested on its lees without temperature control for 149 days. This special ambrosia pours a slightly turbid, deep golden color. Funky fresh with a melange of dried apricots, dried mango, some membrillo and some dried orange. Bracing acidity but everything is very much in balance! A very compelling body and lovely finish that is, all in all, quite becoming. This is in a great spot and I would say drink now though there isn’t a huge rush either. Mother Nature didn’t do Giampiero any favors in 2016 and as a result, production was seriously low; only 798 bottles were made. Selfishly, I’m very happy he put in the effort. Bottle No. 517. — 11 days ago
Skin contact. Dry. Delicious. Aromatic. Such a great “young” orange wine. Plenty of legs on this. — 2 months ago
Fresh, delicious red — 2 months ago
Medium to full bodied with very nicely balance tannins. Earthy nose, round and fuller on the backend. Delicious and want to revisit. — 2 months ago
Blend of 70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino and 15% Montepulciano, aged 3 years in large Slavonian casks, with a whopping 59 days of maceration, deep Ruby with aromas of red and black fruits, complex spice, earth and herbs. On the palate flavors of blackberry and black cherry, herbs, layers of spice spice and earthy notes. Fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit, spice and earthy character. Very nice! — 3 months ago
Rich, elegant, smoky, anise notes, ripe black fruits, medium + body, lingers with supple tanins that reach out and grip here and there. Wish the bottle was larger.
Enjoyed with a Dijon Rosemary crusted rack of lamb. Perfect. — 24 days ago
So pretty and balanced w perfect skin contact astringency — 2 months ago