An intense ruby red colour from a well structured wine with well balanced flavours, aged in French oak barriques. Persistent and powerful in the mouth the dark fruits alongside woody notes create a rich and impressive wine.
The jewel in Brocatelli Galli's winemaking crown and deservedly the Torgiano Rosso is viewed as the 'luxury red' of Umbria. Torgiano is a small commune outside of the better known Perugia in Umbria and the DOCG Riserva wines have to be aged for 3 years prior to their release and always include Sangiovese and Canaiolo within the blend. These two grapes are also integral to Tuscan Chiantis and have a similar relationship to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in a Bordeaux blend, the Canaiolo lends fruitiness and softens the Sangiovese grape character.
Ian D'Agata the wine journalist and critic gave this wine:
Deep ruby. Reticent aromas and flavours of dark fruit, herbs, smoke and spices. Dense and austere showing a brooding quality on the long, taut finish.
Allow to breath an hour before and serve with roasted meat and gamed dishes or well aged hard cheeses.