2020 Fattoria Dianella, Toscana, Le Veglie di Neri (RT93) Here the blend is 85% Sangiovese with 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, creating a wine that delivers a very different sensory experience. The Sangiovese is aged in cement tanks for 8-10 months while the Cabernet aged in French oak barrels, mainly second passage, for a similar timeframe. The two are then blended and the wine is aged for 6 months in bottle. The Cabernet adds a powerful twist to the Sangiovese as bold notes of red currant, plum and a hint of graphite minerality blend with sweet red cherry and dusty spices. The palate is neatly detailed and beautifully balanced with ripe fruit, fresh acidity, and ripe, succulent tannins. At this early stage of development, it is showing ample fruit, so I suggest saving a few bottles to see how they evolve in the cellar. I suspect cellar time will be this wine’s friend. Drink now-2035 Tasted October 2023