(From 2012 Vintage) The 2014 vintage was one of the most difficult of the last 20 years. If, on the one hand, winter and spring were characterized by negative weather, on the other hand summer enjoyed a period of vegetative growth and development which assisted in obtaining grapes which were healthy, tonic in their acidity, and youthful in their flavors. Picking began during the first week in September with the Pinot Blanc of the Monteloro estate and then continued with Pinot Gris and Rhine Riesling, terminating with the harvesting of the Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia Toscana.
"This wine is produced from 60% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet, 15% Merlot and 5% Syrah grapes coming from the Antinori vineyards in Tuscany. The wine is refined for 12 months in oak casks followed by further 8 months in the bottle prior to release."