Monte Antico Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot 2015
Monte Antico is one of the best value Tuscan wines in Australia at the moment. 2010 was one of the greatest Tuscan vintages and this wine is absolutely singing right now. Crafted by one of the great Tuscan Enologists Franco Bernabei, this one has slipped under the radar for too long. This wine is the perfect balance of fruit, tannin and acidity, so grab a bowl of pasta pomodoro or a slice of pizza and enjoy this wine with friends any day of the week.
VARIETY: 85% Sangiovese with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot.
VINIFICATION: The best selections are perfectly blended, aged one year in oak: 80% in Slavonian oak barrels and 20% in barriques. The barriques are 10-20% new and 90-80% 2nd year. The wine is then bottle aged for 12 months, and styled to a graceful balance of voluptuous berry tones and flexible/sturdy backbone.
TASTING NOTE: Dark ruby in color, its bouquet of black cherries, licorice and plums is confirmed on the medium to fullbodied palate. Round, spicy, elegant, attractively fruity and extremely versatile.