Villa Papinao's beautiful Papesse Sangiovese, now in magnum! With a few years in bottle, this has taken on real depth and complexity. Still super freshness from the high elevation, but with intense olive-earthy notes, lots of herbs and a little liquorice and black pepper meddled with berries. Medium-bodied, with crisp tannins and an intense savoury palate. We love this unique expression of 'mountain Sangiovese', and how very different it is to those from Tuscany.
Located in the unique terroir of Modigliana, on the border of Emilia Romagna and Tuscany, Villa Papiano's vineyards are the highest in the area, planted on terraces between 450-570 metres above sea level. Their wines are defined by the estate's high elevation and steep slopes, ancient soils of marl and sandstone, and unique microclimates created by the dense forest that surrounds them. Farming organically, in a way that respects their incredible surroundings and winemaking with minimal intervention, the Bordini family focus almost exclusively on indigenous varieties and old clones. These are remarkable wines from a terroir that we're adamant will soon be talk of the town.