Selected Best Wine - Winter 2018

by David Furer David Furer

Aldobrandesca Aleatico Red 2011 Tuscany Italy (500ml)

Red Blend from Tuscany Italy

Average Price: $11-33

This 250m elevation Maremma venture of Antinori's is planted upon tufa and pumice soils which act as water sponges. Aleatico is one of Italy's great ancient red grapes lending itself to roses and a moderately sweet red. This is fully destemmed and vinified in steel--no oak. 

Real World Wine Description

Body Medium to Full
Acid Juicy and Rich
Dryness Medium Sweet
Fruit Flavors Citrus and Apricot
Tannins Soft
(S or P)* S

Winemaker Lorenzo Giuliani has created a well balanced, medium sweet, mildly earthy and peppery, low-ish alcohol (11%) and tannin rendition of a classic old style. Sip as an aperitif or with chocolate-covered hazelnuts. 

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