Deep ruby red when young, tending to garnet on ageing. The bouquet has a strong vinous nose, showing plums, blackberries and spices mixed with shades of vanilla and top quality wood. The taste is dry, with body, fairly marked acidity, and light tannins, full and well-balanced after adequate ageing. Pairs well with hot Piedmontese starters, particularly flavoursome pasta dishes, braised meat and game, and matured local cheeses.Serve at 18-20°C. Its aromas will develop to the full if it is decanted one hour before serving.