Antinori Santa Cristina 2018 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Antinori Santa Cristina 2018

Antinori Santa Cristina 2018

SKU 12430

750ml Bottle

Santa Cristina was originally introduced in 1946 as a Chianti Classico by Piero Antinori's father, Niccolò. But with the passage of the 1984 DOCG laws - spearheaded by Piero Antinori- requiring lower vineyard yields, Chianti Classico grapes became so complex and rich that they required more aging than this soft, fruity fresh wine. So in the 1987 vintage Santa Cristina became a 'Toscana', and in the 1994 vintage Antinori began including 10% Merlot to the blend. Look for vibrant ripe fruit on the nose with hints of flowers. Well-structured, soft and harmonious. Ripe tannins and lingering fruit in the finish will pair well with pasta in tomato basil sauce or with brick oven pizza.
Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Tuscany, Maremma Toscana
Brand Antinori
Alcohol/vol 13%