Wine "Villa Antinori", Toscana IGT Rosso, 2013
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The wine is characterized by an intense ruby red color.
The taste of wine is bright, has a clear character, supple tannin structure. The finish is long, with bright fruit notes and light oak nuances.
Aromatic bouquet of wine is very intense and includes a red fruit, raspberries and blueberries, which are gradually replaced by hints of oak, spice and cloves.
The wine goes well with meat, game and cheeses.
Red wine "Villa Antinori" was first produced in 1928 by Niccolò Antinori, Piero Antinori's father. Over time, the wine has improved, becoming more mature. In 2001, Piero Antinori opens a new era "Villa Antinori", began producing wine only from the best, carefully selected grapes grown exclusively in the estate in Tuscany. Label design has remained unchanged since 1928.
Autumn and December 2010 were characterized by cold weather with frequent showers. The first months of 2011, by contrast, were very dry, and spring - early. Warm weather in early April led to an early bud break, about 10 days earlier than the stipulated period. Mild temperatures and little precipitation contributed to the growth and development of the crop. In August and September, the vines suffered from the heat. The harvest began in mid-September and continues until the end of the month. The grapes were separated from the stalks and soft pressing passed. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks began the day after the crushing and lasted 5-7 days, maceration on the skins lasted for 12 days. Sangiovese fermentation temperature did not exceed 30 ° C, thereby contributing to the favorable extraction of color and tannins. After malolactic fermentation during October and November, the wine is aged in barrels of French and Hungarian oak. Bottling wine took place in July 2013.
Antinori - the oldest winery in Tuscany, it has been producing wine for more than 600 years! Many wine Antinori through an innovative approach and a virtuoso tea blends made literally revolutionized the wine market. Most Antinori wines are not inferior in its properties to the best examples of Bordeaux, although it compares favorably to the past for its value. The world-renowned wine expert Robert Parker said that «Antinori, no doubt, the greatest name in Italian winemaking. During the Antinori wine tasting takes place the main thing - quality wines inoculated understanding. "