The 2018 Turlo mixes notes of raspberry, mint leaf and hints of rose to create a fruity and inviting bouquet. It’s soft-textured and silky-smooth, with ripe red and blue berries coasting along a core of juicy acidity. Violet florals and hints of lavender linger long as this tapers off pleasantly refreshing. The Turlo, a no-frills blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, is geared for early consumption and ready to please.
The fruit is very primary and bright for a 2016, featuring fresh blueberries, and there’s also an overlay of something more herbal, suggesting dried peppers and blackberry bush. Light to medium body, fine tannins and a straight-up finish.