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[TWO-PACK COMBO: Buy One Get 2nd Bottle for 50% OFF] Villa Antinori Rosso Toscana IGT 2013 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 91]
Villa Antinori Rosso Toscana IGT 2013 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 91]


 
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Winery: Antinori
Varietal: Principally Sangiovese, with smaller percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Vintage: 2013
Bottle Size: 2 x 750 ml

Product Code: ANTINORIVILLAROSSO13-COMBO-W
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Notes from the Winemaker:

An intense ruby red in color, the wine shows intense and complex aromas of ripe red fruit, sweet spices, and dried fruit. The palate, of good body, is round with supple and velvety tannins, the finish long, sustained, and savory.

Vinification
The harvested grapes were destemmed and given a soft pressing, and the must then went into temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Fermentation began a day after pressing and lasted from five to seven days; the wine then macerated on its skins for an additional eight to twelve days. The fermentation temperatures of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, held to a maximum of 82° Fahrenheit (28° centigrade), favored the extraction of color and tannins, while the Syrah and Merlot fermented at maximum temperature of 77° Fahrenheit (25° centigrade) to help preserve aroma. After going through a complete malolactic fermentation during the months of October and November, the wine went into French, Hungarian, and American oak barrels, where it aged for twelve months. The wine was then bottled and given an additional eight months of bottle aging before commercial release.

Blend: Principally Sangiovese, with smaller percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah


Ratings & Reviews

91 Points - James Suckling:
"A silky and delicious red with tile, berry and walnut aromas and flavors. Medium body, firm tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Linear and structured. Affordable quality Super Tuscan. Drink or hold." - (July 20th, 2016)

89 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Rich and firmly structured, supporting black cherry, plum and spice flavors. Leans toward the dry side, with enough fruit for balance. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Drink now through 2022. 90,000 cases imported." – BS (Jun 30, 2016)

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