This comes from Brunello’s original Scarnacuoia vineyards, which are some of the coolest in the region. Yields were lower in 2018, the colour lighter and alcohol lower, yet there is still focus in this wine. The wines spends three years in large 33hl oak botti, followed by 12 months in cement. The old vines give this Brunello an enchanting nose: cinotto, blue fruits, mineral details and smoky depth. On the palate, peaches and glossy red berries with the bite of pomegranate. The tannins are softer and cleansing than many vintages, while the finish is extended by floral high notes and a minty mineral tang.