The wine is deep ruby red in colour. On the nose, it has aromas of sour cherry and plums leading to notes of leather and tobacco. On the palate, it has great depth of flavour, with juicy fruit and supple tannins, giving way to a silky-smooth texture. It has a great structure and finishes with a fine mineral note. As with many true fine wines they are “made” in the vineyard – and Fontodi’s 70 hectares are situated in the prime sub district of Panzano, which the locals refer to as the conca d’oro – or “golden shell” due to the near perfect marriage between aspect, topography and soil.