93 Pts Wine Enthusiast
"Like the previous vintage, this Sangiovese-Merlot blend boasts great intensity and purity of aromas, including chocolate fudge, espresso, red berry, cracked peppercorn and a touch of fresh dill. It has plush tannins and fantastic persistency and will win you over with its vigor and vitality." -93 points Wine Enthusiast
"The 2004 Campoleone, the estate's signature wine, is simply gorgeous. This blend of equal parts Sangiovese and Merlot spent 12 months in French oak. It is a firmly structured wine with superb density on the palate, where layers of tobacco, dark cherries, earthiness, smoke, licorice and toasted oak all come to life. The tannins finish slightly dry and astringent, likely a result of an overly exuberant use of French oak. Still, this is a beautifully delineated, focused Campoleone. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2022." -92 points- Antonio Galloni- Wine Advocate
"Campoleone is a red IGT from Umbria and is the primary wine of the estate. It is 50% Sangiovese and 50% Merlot. The new vineyards have a density of 5,500 plants per hectare and the yield per plant is never over 1 kilogram of
fruit. Maceration on the skins lasts for 22 days. Malolactic fermentation follows in new French barriques, where the wine is allowed to rest 12 months in the same barriques. The two varietals are kept completely separate until the cuvee is assembled. The wine is then bottled and allowed
to rest 6 months."
"This Merlot/Sangiovese blend has an extraordinary perfume of saddle leather, smoke, cassis, prunes, and plums. A rich full-bodied, voluptuously textured wine, with layers of concentrated fruit and sweet tannins. A magnificent seamlessness with a huge, explosive long finish. It is a wine of
great stature as well as intensity." -Importer