At this point ageing begins in barrels (2,000 – 14,000 litres). After the second year, the wine stays in the bottle for a further period before consuming. This further refines the tannins without increasing the wine’s woodiness, achieving the right balance between the aromas of the grapes and the wood.
Ruby-red with garnet highlights, it has a sumptuous bouquet, with clear-cut overtones of ripe plums, tobacco, mint, rosemary, cinnamon and dried mushrooms. Very dense, closely-woven tannins give the taste a well-knit sensation, together with softness and balance.