A blend of 40% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot and 20% barbera grapes. This international class wine, referred to as “wacky wine” by veteran cellarman Alvaro Palini, is produced with grapes from old merlot, cabernet and barbera vines. This complex layered wine pours an inscrutable ruby red. The aroma has hints of preserved berries, cocoa, spices, ink and a long balsamic effluvium. It is round and firmly structured with a dense tannic weave, but stunningly fresh by virtue of the presence of the barbera grapes. It is a lingering wine that excels when aged. It is stored for 30 months in small oak barrels and at least one year in glass. It is easily matched with grilled meats, semi-hard cheeses and game meat.