Created in honor of Don Nico Marchiori, patriarch of Marchiori Vineyard, this complex, powerful and refined 2006 vintage offers aromas of ripe blackberries, red currant, dark cherries and toasted brioche. The muscular palate unfolds in elegant layers of ripe black fruits, strawberries and notes of smoke, dried herbs and cigar box. Very fine-grained tannins frame this seamless wine and lead on to a silky, persistent finish.
A very dark, rich, toasty style, with layers of fig, mocha, blackberry and currant that pump through the broad, muscular finish, where loam and coffee notes fill in. Has considerable heft, but displays purity and balance as well. Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Best from 2010 through 2013.