A deep, brilliant ruby red colour with lively garnet hues. It has an austere nose, a complex but perfectly harmonious bouquet of clear, intense aromas: dried flowers, walnuts and dried figs, forest floor, humus and mushroom juices, hints of iron and graphite, finishing with a fruity note of raspberry and wild strawberry. Extremely well balanced on the palate, it has a great structure, supported by smooth, ripe but vibrant tannins, and a delightfully fresh citrus note, leading on to more aristocratic hints of bitter cocoa and cinchona roots. A lovely, long and refreshing finish.
Recommended food pairings:
Arlèo honours some of the heartiest dishes of our local cuisine, such as fresh pasta with hare or boar sauce, risotto with tastasàl (a mixture of freshly minced pork, beef and veal, generously seasoned with freshly ground black pepper), and the more rustic “polenta e osei”. It is also excellent with the more renowned Châteaubriand steak and goose confit. Ripe cheeses such as Monte Veronese Vecchio, Asiago Stagionato and 24-month old Grana Padano are also highly recommended.