Ruby red in colour with purple tints, this is a fragrant and intensely fruity wine, in which blackberry, plum and cherry are underpinned by spicy notes of white pepper and elegant herbaceous aromas. On the palate, it is fresh, intense, and surprisingly persistent. Pair with meat dishes, cured meats and medium-mature cheeses such as pecorino, caciotta and toma. It should be served slightly chilled with fish dishes such as mullet with tomatoes, fish stews and Livorno-style baccalà (traditional salt cod). Serve at 14-16°C and open just before serving.