So-named because the current owner's great grandfather worked for the local railway company, this 150-hectare organic estate was established in 1970 in Contrada Ciafone, on the Adriatic coast of Le Marche and is now under the direction of brothers Massimiliano and Walter Bartolomei. The vineyards lie among the rolling hills of the countryside in Le Marche's Offida region where the proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, combined with 300m of altitude create a unique micro-climate which ensures exceptional growing conditions. This juicy red comes from vines grown in the heart of the Rosso Piceno production area and is a 50/50 blend of Sangiovese and Montepulciano. Best drunk young and can be chilled.
A vibrant ruby-red in colour with purple hints. On the nose, notes of cherry and strawberry with a hint of liquorice. On the palate, dense and chewy with a surprisingly fresh acidity. The tannins are light and the finish crisp, making this a great food wines with ossobuco alla Milanese, dimsum and pork dumplings or game pie.