Popped and poured. I bought this bottle more for curiosity sake than anything. I was unfamiliar with the producer and the price was sub $15 so why the hell not. I was pleasantly surprised! In the glass, it presented a slightly brown-ish rim that was otherwise a dark ruby color. Red fruits dominate the perfume. The strawberries, plums and savory bits on the palate were what really struck me. This was all packaged in a body that was equally impressive. Honestly, this wine was Burgundian in some ways though it was obviously Sangiovese and paired sublimely with pasta all'arabbiata. Modern? Absolutely. Drink now.