Strongly contrasting with the open knit high toned charms of the Baronj, this is the structured, blacker fruited, and more tannic Maccarj, whose soils contain much more clay in addition to limestone. This contrada is macerated for longer, as well as aged for 2 years in 500 and 225 L oak barrels, as well as (usually…) two years in bottle. The immediate eastern neighbor to the Baronj, such contrast illustrates why Vito’s vision to celebrate just how different the terroirs are in each cru was spot on…… 14% alcohol here.
“Deep ruby. Amazing floral and spicy nose of black fruit, herbs and grilled steak. Then rich and tactile, but vibrant and energetic, with well delineated flavors similar to the aromas. Finishes long with mounting but relatively polished tannic bite.” 93 Ian D’Agata