Antico Colle Rosso di Montepulciano 2007
A Tuscan classic! Deep ruby color with garnet reflections,its elegant bouquet of leather, black cherries, licorice and plums preludes a medium to full-bodied palate where ripe red fruit, got de terroir, subtle notes of vanilla and violets harmonize and linger, interlacing with the soft tannins and silky texture. Firm backbone, perfect integration of acidity and fruit, well rounded, medium finish. 85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Hosted our first Thanksgiving as a Wedded couple and served this wine in Jerabaum format. Alone, the wine is dry, but served with the variety of flavors of Thanksgiving, the Toscano pairs very well. An easy drinking wine with a pleasing non-discript structure, balancing the fantastic meal we prepared. The 3L bottle could have aged for quite a few more years to come.
What a lovely evening, nice and cool, clear skies and a beautiful sunset...it's just too bad I've been busy as all get out today! Work, then the gym for an hour, then I stopped to pick up a chicken burrito for dinner from the local Qdoba (see not every day is a gourmet feast!) and now I'd just like a nice glass of vino to relax before I start all over again tomorrow! So tonight I've decided to open a bottle of what I consider a very wonderful everyday wine. Not a spectacular, special occasion type wine, but a nice wine that comes at a price that doesn't have you filling out mortgage applications should you decide to have more than a bottle a week! Click here for my full review: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2012/04/2007-monte-antico-toscana.html
Full, plush wine. Loads of berries, vanilla and soft tannins. Slight herbal quality. Very nice wine.
This wine just keeps getting better vintage after vintage! The '06 got the big press (Spectator Top 100) but I like the '07 more. There's just more interest here. From the elegant entry to the medium-full palate to the soft, floral finish, this wine gives me just what a Tuscan Sangiovese should; pure enjoyment! 93pts.
Great find - very drinkable - keep in stock for everyday and fallback. Copied this and agree"One of Italy's better values" The blend for Monte Antico is 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot. The best selections are blended and aged 1 year in oak (80% in Slovenian barrels, 20% in barrique) with at least 6 months bottle age. This wine is consistently one of Italy’s better values.
A lighter wine, easy crowd pleaser
Bitter with vinegar taste.
External Reviews for Antico Colle Rosso di Montepulciano
There are a whopping 50,000 cases of this wine made by the renowned wine-making consultant, Franco Bernabei. Monte Antico has been a frequent visitor to the "best buy" pages of this journal. The 1997 is an excellent value. The dark ruby color is accompanied by copious quantities of sweet strawberry and cherry jam notes intermixed with a touch of saddle leather and dried herbs. Medium-bodied and round, with a supple texture and excellent purity, this is a delicious 100% Sangiovese that should have immense appeal for consumers who are trying to stretch their purchasing power. It should drink well for 2-4 years.
A consistently well-made offering, this elegant, medium-bodied 100% Sangiovese offers sweet notes of strawberry and berry fruit. It is a perfect foil to bistro and trattoria-style cooking. Not big or woody, it is soft, and best consumed during its first 1-2 years of life.
It was a very good year. That seems to be my theme, and 1997 was the best year in Tuscany since 1990. Monte Antico is made from grapes grown on selected Tuscan hillsides. You ask, why is that imortant? Better wines come from vines that have been stressed, sending roots deep into the earth to reach water and nutrients, not living the soft life on the plains but surviving on hillsides to produce wines of greater concentration and flavor. This combination of a great vintage, good location and perceptive winemaking results in a wine like this. It begins with deep garnet color and aromas of toast, nutmeg and fruits such as berry and plum. This is a rich, chewy, full-bodied wine, with a good balance offruit, acidity and tannins, and a smooth, lingering finish. It will last at least five years and would benefit from decanting. Serve with full-flavored dishes such as lamb, meat-based pasta dishes and grilled spareribs.
Consistently one of Italy's better values, this wine is austere, but remains a fine bargain. Made from 100% Sangiovese, it exhibits a medium dark ruby color in addition to a bouquet of sweet saddle leather, earth, herbs, black cherries, and licorice-infused plums. Medium-bodied, round, spicy, and straightforward, it will provide attractive drinking over the next 2-3 years.
This well-priced, ready-to-drink red shows interesting aromas of berries, mahogany and black pepper. It's medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a crisp, fruity finish. Drink now.
Undoubtedly the finest effort yet produced by this estate, a project of importer Neil Empson and winemaker Franco Bernabei, this blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot was aged in both tank and wood for nine months. Its dense ruby color is accompanied by sweet aromas of berry fruit, saddle leather, pepper, and underbrush. There is excellent ripeness, good purity, and a medium-bodied, seamlessness that gives it immediate appeal. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.
In the wine press, there is rarely an issue dedicated to great Italian wine values that does not have this bottle displayed prominantly on the cover. Predominantly Sangiovese, with a dollop of Merlot, Monte Antico has fresh, lip-smacking acidity with potent underlying red-berry fruit and earth. Always one of our most popular Tuscans.
Food Pairings for Antico Colle Rosso di Montepulciano
Deep ruby in color, its bouquet of leather, earth, herbs, black cherries, licorice and plums is confirmed on the medium to full-bodied palate -- round, spicy, elegant, attractively fruity and extremely versatile with any fare from pasta or risotto, to meat, fowl and cheese.
<p>This dark ruby wine features fruity and spicy notes of black cherry, plum, licorice, earth, and herbs. Medium to full-bodied and round on the palate. Recommended to pair with meat, poultry, cheese, pasta, or risotto.</p>
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