Antinori Santa Cristina Toscana Rosso 2016

Antinori Santa Cristina Toscana Rosso 2016
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$13.49

SKU 12430

750ml

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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
Varietals
Region Italy, Tuscany, Maremma Toscana
Brand Antinori
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
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Wine SpectatorIntense aromas and flavors of cherry, blueberry, graphite and spice mark this solid red. Dense without being overly tannic, with a balanced finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2020 through 2028.

Bruce Sanderson, September 30, 2018

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