Anterivo - Nottola

Varietal Merlot 50%, Sangiovese (Prugnolo Gentile) 50%
Soil: Tendency towards clay soil, rich in stones
Appellation:  Montepulciano                                
Production: 500 cs
Alcohol %: 14.5                                                       

Tasting Notes:
A blend of 50% Sangiovese and 50% Merlot, Anterivo does not hold back. Gobs of black fruit, coupled with a firm backbone, add up to a hedonistic pleasure in high-end Tuscan red.  "A tightly wound red, whose cherry, blackberry, tobacco and mineral flavors are wrapped in a strong grip of tannins. This is fresh, with enough fruit to balance its structure. Spice and mineral notes grace the finish. Sangiovese and Merlot.

In French oak barriques for 12 months.  6months of bottle refinement.

Maceration on the skins for 20 days with numerous pressings. 20% Salasso method (free-run juice)

Food Pairing: Red meats, game, wild boar dishes, mature pecorino cheeses.

2008   92 pts  Wine Spectator

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