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.
|Body||Medium to Full|
|Acid||Juicy and Rich|
|Fruit Flavors||Citrus and Apricot|
|(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.
*Some wines sent by vendor(s) at no cost to reviewer (indicated as Sample "S"). Others are purchased at retail. (Indicated as "P"). If a reseller is named after a price quote it is the one who, on wine-searcher.com, had the lowest price. Otherwise wine-searcher.com average pricing or winery pricing is used. Wines sent by vendors may not be reviewed and will not be returned.