(From 2009 Vintage) The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks at 77° F), followed by maceration on the skins for 15-20 days and malolactic for 7 days. The wine is then aged for one year in oak (80% Slavonian barrels, 20% barriques). All of the barriques are made of French Oak. 10-20% of the barriques are new and the remain percent are 2nd year barriques. Finally, the wine is aged in the bottle for 6. With the release of the 2009 vintage Monte Antico is extending the bottle age to a full 12 months!
This Sangiovese varietal is the result of the synergy between Italian wine specialist Neil Empson and renowned winemaker Franco Bernabei. The best grapes are selected from prime Tuscan hillsides to produce wines that are perfectly blended and aged in oak barrels, so as to achieve consistenet quaility with each vintage. Its full body and lush, fruity flavor make it a perfect match for cheese, pasta, and all mest dishes. Serve at room temperature. "Lovely plum and berry character, with loads of...