Such a joyful wine – puts a smile on your face and a song in your heart! Heady notes of smoky cocoa powder with perfumed cloves and cinnamon, slowly opening up to reveal aromas of slow-roasted meats and white pepper.The palate is velvety with taut, finely-knit tannins. Precise, ripe plum fruit with Italian warmth and refined spiciness, with elegance and lift on the finish. Vibrancy and persistence refreshes the palate, leaving you ready for the next sip.
It’s the almost obsessive attention to detail that sets Cupano apart. Before planting his land, Lionel carried up rocks from the Ombrone river bank to improve grounding and drainage. Each vine in the 7 hectares of vineyards was planted by his own hand, and his meticulous attention extends to pruning the individual bunches with nail-scissors! It is also completely organic and partly biodynamic. Although we have said it before, it’s worth a reminder: Lionel learned winemaking under the tutelage of the late Henri Jayer (of Vosne-Romanée), arguably the greatest and most influential winemaker of the 20th Century. They became close friends until Jayer died in 2006, and Lionel is committed to maintaining his friend's principles.