Sabazio 2018 Rosso di Montepulciano D.O.C "La Braccesca" - Antinori

Sabazio Rosso di Montepulciano DOC from Antinori’s La Braccesca Winery, another great Tuscany wine from Antinori. A lovely fresh, fruity and well balanced red wine.

9,00€

087-021/18

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Data sheet

ProducerMarchesi Antinori
RegionToscana
ClassificationRosso di Montepulciano D.O.C.
Wine styleDry red wine
Grapes85% Prugnolo Gentile (Sangiovese clone) and 15% Merlot
Vintage2018
MaturationIn stainless steel tanks for about four months.
Pairs withRed meat, game, pasta dishes or medium-aged cheeses. Serve at 18-20 C.
Alcohol14% Vol.
Volume0,75 l

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The Antinori family has been committed to the art of winemaking for over six centuries since 1385 when Giovanni di Piero Antinori became a member, of the “Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri”, the Florentine Winemakers’ Guild. All throughout its history, twenty-six generations long, the Antinori family has managed the business directly making innovative and sometimes bold decisions while upholding the utmost respect for traditions and the environment.

 The Sabazio Rosso di Montepulciano is primarily made from Prugnolo Gentile grapes (the local clone of Sangiovese) growing at around 280 meters above sea level. The grapes for were hand picked around mid-September. After a seven day fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine went into large oak casks where it went through a complete malolactic fermentation and began an ageing period which lasted approximately four months. The wine was then prepared for bottling. The weather of the growing season gave wines with more fragrance and fruit than body, and the fermentation sought to bring out the first rather than the second set of characteristics.

Colour: A brilliant ruby red

Bouquet: The nose is striking for fresh, floral notes of violets and roses which well balance the typical aromas of cherries.

Taste: It is fresh and elegant with silky and pleasurable tannins. The finish and aftertaste of Sabazio are tasty, with lingering sensations which recall the aromas first felt on the nose.

Longevity 5-10 years

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