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                                                       
Vintage2010                                           

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.

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

Winemaking:
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.

Accolades
2008   92 pts  Wine Spectator

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