A blend of Sangiovese and Merlot, Dardo shows typical notes of black cherries and plums with a slight dusty minerality. The palate is full and rich with trademark firm Sangiovese tannins, yet excellent balance between dark fruit and bright acidity. No obvious oak influence.
Dedicated to production without the use of barrels, each varietal is fermented separately in steel stainless before being blended. Without the porous nature of barrels, micro-oxygenation is used methodically to increase aromas and soften tannins. Dardo has low sulphites and all fruit is sourced from vineyards that are sustainably farmed with no fungicides, herbicides, or pesticides. The Sangiovese comes from Valfarno and the Merlot from Cortona.