Friday, 11 January 2013

TN : Villa Antinori 2009, IGT, Marchesi Antinori, Tuscany, Italy

This wine is a blend of 55% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot och 5% Syrah. The harvested grapes were destemmed and given a soft pressing, and then fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The fermentation began a day after the crush and lasted between five and seven days; skin contact, instead, continued for eight to twelve days. Fermentation temperatures never went above 28 degrees centigrade for the Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese grapes in order to favor the extraction of color and soft tannins. In the case of the Syrah and Merlot grapes, temperatures were held to a maximum of 25 degrees centigrade in order to preserve the aromatic character of the varieties. The young wines went through a complete malolactic fermentation in October and November and then went into 60 gallon French, Hungarian, and American oak barrels and aged for a period of twelve months. The wine was given a further eight months of bottle aging before release.

This wine was imported by Sigva AB.

Colour : Dark blackcurrant

Aroma : Oak, cherry, tobacco, plums, herbs, milk chocolate

Taste : Oak, cherries, plums, herbs, tobacco

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 139 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 2300

Mark : B

Website : Marchesi Antinori

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