A phenomenal mountain expression of Sangiovese that could outperform many a fine Chianti or Brunello. Berries, leather and a sprinkle of brown sugar on the nose that carries through to the palate, with blood orange, the sweet earthy smell of soil after the rain, tobacco and an almost candied, roasted beetroot aroma. The tannins are fine and there's that striking saline backbone that all the Papiano wines share as imparted from the unique terroir, and a very long finish.
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.
FROM THE PRESS
“"The best new wave Sangiovese': 'Probi' shows Bordini's skills as well as the outstanding terroir. Sangiovese from this high density vineyard of 8,000 vines/ha on 500m is fermented in stainless steel and stays on the skins for 40 days. Minerally and a little saline on the nose the wine has an intensity not unlike Brunello"”Walter Speller, Decanter