Colour is bright, vivid red. Barely translucent. Aromas of violets, cherries, damp earth and smoked meat. The palate is great, shows the delicate side of Nebbiolo. Density and structure of good Pinot, with nice strong acids and a lighter palate weight. The tannins are very fine and dusty, but linger in the background and complement the structure of the wine rather than dominate the conversation.