Governo is the wine making technique (invented in Tuscany in the 14th century) where part of the grape harvest is dried ('parziale appassite') and added to the fermenting wine later ('ripassere'). This adds an extra boost to the yeast, increases malo-lactic fermentation, stabilizes the wine and brings the fruit back on the nose. Old vine sangiovese (70%), Merlot (20%) and Cabernet Franc (10%) are aged in both American and French oak barrels and mixed with this partially dried fruit. Notes of forest fruits and cherries with balanced tannins. Easy to drink on its own or pair with feathered game and rich mushroom dishes.