“Indue,” the Italian word for “the two of us,” expresses the heart and soul of this wine. It is the joint effort of brother and sister duo, Nicolò and Federica Mascheroni Stianti; the marriage of two properties, Castello di Volpaia and Prelius; and the blending of two grape varieties, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Representing the character and personality of the two siblings and the respective properties they each nurture, Indue is the best of both.
At Volpaia, in the heart of Chianti Classico, the Sangiovese is grown at 550 meters (1,800 feet) above sea level, resulting in fresh, elegant wine. At Prelius in the Maremma, the Cabernet Sauvignon is grown a mere 3.2 kilometers (two miles) from the Mediterranean sea and 45 meters (150 feet) above sea level, resulting in wine that is supple and juicy. The blend of these grapes, organically grown at both properties, results in a wine demonstrating dramatic complexity and balance.
Cultivation: Certified organic
Colour: vivid ruby red with a dark purple tinge
Nose: fine and elegant, scent of blackberry and blueberry combined with a trace of cinnamon and boisée
Taste: smooth, round with a good structure. Very persisting aftertaste of red fruits
Tough initially, this red needs air to reveal the blackberry, black currant, iron, tea and spice flavors. The tannins will take time to integrate, but the long finish shows potential. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2017 through 2024. 2,000 cases made.–BS - Wine Spectator Magazine 90 Points