Perfumed aromas hint at the rich fruit and the 12 months spent aging in French oak. The taste is dark red berry, cherry, peppered spices, and a vibrant, bright finish that I associate completely with this region. The name “Le Focaie” means flint, and is a nod to the Maremma’s mineral rich soil. This is young, but completely enjoyable in its youth, however, aging would be a very rewarding exercise. A definite food wine, perfect for anything involving tomato sauce or roasted meat.