94 points – Decanter
“Very well handled oak maturation has mellowed this out, creating a complex, polished and savoury wine. The red cherries of Sangiovese are there with darker blackberry fruits, but it opens up to earthy mushrooms, venison, herbs, walnut and new leather flavours.
Crescendo 2018 is medium-bodied, but I’m surprised when I look at the label to find it’s 15% alcohol. It carries it very well, however, with a long finish dominated by savouriness” – Decanter
93 points – Frederik Kreutzer
“Hvilken lækker næse. Brombær, sorte sten, oliven og tobak. En stor vin, med meget på hjerte. Velintegreret tannin og fadet får heller ikke lov til at bestemme. Det er mørk udviklet sangiovese frugt, på fineste vis. Den viser god dybde og typiske fadlagret noter med tobak og tørret frugt” – Frederik Kreutzer
“Red cherries on this wine, and wet leather. Tighter, more sinewy and more herbal than the Mastio. Savoury, roasted mushrooms and beef notes. Lovely earthy, dry tannins. I’d love a ragu with this. The 15% alcohol is remarkably balanced!” – Jancis Robinson
“The Best Italian Red Wine For Your Summer Barbecue” – Forbes
Gold – Decanter world wine awards 2016
Silver – Catavinum World Wine Contest (Spanien) 2013
Bronze – Decanter world wine awards 2012
90/100 – Veronelli Guide
Deep garnet colour with flavours of rich cherries, dried herbs, sweet oak, spices, black tea and toasted almonds. Both intense and complex on the palate it is powerful yet refined with a lengthy finish. Crescendo 2018 has great aging potential.
The grapes were hand-harvested with four stages of strict sorting: first, on the vine, then by individual clusters, and then again, grape by grape. The hand selected grapes are then gravity fed directly into the concrete vats.
The fermentation and maceration processes take a total of 3 weeks maximising the extraction of character and complexity while keeping the tannins round and supple. After the fermentation stage the wine is drained and then the malolactic fermentation takes place. Crescendo 2018 is aged 15 months in French oak barrels.