Joe DiLuzio, our resident philologist, told me that “Pràdicà” in Veronese means “Prato di Casa” in Italian. “Our own meadow.” The wine has a beautiful, limpid, ruby red color that seems to be illuminated from within. The nose is understated, and the wine is so complex I asked for help describing it. Susan Crawshaw said it reminds her of the cherry-almond tart her mother makes, with a hint of cinnamon and a currant-jelly glaze. John Murphy added raspberry, white pepper, and cinnamon. And Brian Healy agreed, offering even more detail: a mix of cloves, mild anise, white pepper and coriander (also unsweetened amaretto cookies alongside a pleasant gravelly note). I agreed with all, and added cardamom and sandalwood. This finely chiseled blend of Corvina, Rondinella, and Sangiovese is as individual and uncompromising as Gianni Piccoli himself.