Antinori S Cristina Toscana Rosso 750ml
Discover Antinori S Cristina Toscana Rosso 750ml:
Raspberry, black cherry, green tea, and spice fragrances and flavors. The delicate finish is complemented by lovely floral scents and flavors that cascade across the palate.
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A Chianti wine is any wine produced in Chianti, which is located in central Italy's Tuscany area, some 60 miles inland from the Ligurian Sea on the west coast. Chianti's closest city, Florence, is less than an hour away, making the region a favorite wine-loving tourist destination. The Chianti region is famed for its sweeping scenery, scorching summers, and a rich history of art and cuisine. Chianti is named after its place of origin, rather than the grape used to make it, which in this case is Sangiovese, as is the case with most other Old World wines.
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About the Producer: Santa Cristina
Santa Cristina is a wine producer located in the Tuscan commune of Cortona. It is owned by Marchesi Antinori, one of the most famous and oldest wine companies in Italy. The first vintage of Santa Cristina was produced in 1946, and today the range includes wines from the Chianti Superiore DOCG, Toscana IGT, Umbria IGT and Orvieto Classico DOC brands. The classic Santa Cristina red wine, based primarily on Sangiovese and Merlot, was created as a Chianti Classico in 1946. The 1984 introduction of the DOCG laws banning the use of Merlot forced the company to reconsider the blend, eventually releasing the wine under the name more benign Tuscany IGT in 1994. Sangiovese percent and Merlot 10 percent. Both ferment separately and, after removing the stems and pressing, the must is macerated in the skin for about seven days. Then the wine is served and undergoes malolactic fermentation. After completion of the malolactic fermentation, the wine is partially aged in traditional Slavic oak barrels and partially in stainless steel tanks for four months before bottling. The vineyards of Santa Cristina are planted in sandstone, schist and marl soils with different compositions of clay and silt. as well as coarse and fine sand. All the grapes are processed at the Cortona winery, built in 2006.
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