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Antinori Tormaresca Trentangeli 2012

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Made with organic fruit, the 2012 Castel del Monte Trentangeli is a "super Puglian" blend of 70% Aglianico, 20% Cabernet and 10% Syrah. This is a persuasive and compelling wine with pretty tones of wet earth and terra-cotta followed by opulent ripe fruit, spice, bacon fat, blackberry preserves, candied plum, rum cake and Indian spice. The wine exhibits an international slant with pretty oak layers that are fitting and well integrated. I recommend it enthusiastically, especially for near-term drinking. I need to make a special callout to Vito Palumbo, manager of Marchesi Antinori's Puglia estate Tormaresca and "Mr. Puglia" in person. Few have championed the Puglia wine identity more articulately and more passionately than Vito Palumbo. Tuscany's Antinori family invested in Puglia in 1999. This ground-breaking winery subsequently brought a wave of new investments and hot-climate winemaking technology to the boot of Italy. The Tormaresca experiment has not always been an easy one. Despite the many ups and downs (including difficult vintages), Vito continues to be an inspiration for the many new faces that are now blossoming in the wake of Tormaresca's birth. -erobertparker.com, Monica Larner 91 Points

Region: Italy » Puglia » Castel Del Monte

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Winery: Villa Antinori
Color: Red
Varietal: Aglianico
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Villa Antinori:
Villa Antinori is a prominent wine estate in Tuscany, Italy. Wine has been produced by the Antinori family since they came to Florence in the 14th century. The family estate, Palazzo Antinori, was purchased in Tuscany in 1506, and later that century, banker and merchant Alessandro Antinori began to produce the wines made there commercially. Generations later, in 1928, Marquis Niccolò ... Read more
Villa Antinori is a prominent wine estate in Tuscany, Italy. Wine has been produced by the Antinori family since they came to Florence in the 14th century. The family estate, Palazzo Antinori, was purchased in Tuscany in 1506, and later that century, banker and merchant Alessandro Antinori began to produce the wines made there commercially. Generations later, in 1928, Marquis Niccolò Antinori officially created the Villa Antinori brand, with the intention of producing an elegant Chianti fit for longevity. The wine was soon found in the cellars and on the tables of of some of the most prestigious houses, restaurants and hotels. In 1931, Villa Antinori began producing a white wine from Trebbiano, and in the 1980s, Chardonnay was added to the blend for elegance. In 2001, the estate added the production of Super Tuscans to their growing portfolio. In addition to table wines, Villa Antinori also produces sparkling wines, grappa and olive oil.  Read less

Made with organic fruit, the 2012 Castel del Monte Trentangeli is a "super Puglian" blend of 70% Aglianico, 20% Cabernet and 10% Syrah. This is a persuasive and compelling wine with pretty tones of wet earth and terra-cotta followed by opulent ripe fruit, spice, bacon fat, blackberry preserves, candied plum, rum cake and Indian spice. The wine exhibits an international slant with pretty oak layers that are fitting and well integrated. I recommend it enthusiastically, especially for near-term drinking. I need to make a special callout to Vito Palumbo, manager of Marchesi Antinori's Puglia estate Tormaresca and "Mr. Puglia" in person. Few have championed the Puglia wine identity more articulately and more passionately than Vito Palumbo. Tuscany's Antinori family invested in Puglia in 1999. This ground-breaking winery subsequently brought a wave of new investments and hot-climate winemaking technology to the boot of Italy. The Tormaresca experiment has not always been an easy one. Despite the many ups and downs (including difficult vintages), Vito continues to be an inspiration for the many new faces that are now blossoming in the wake of Tormaresca's birth. -erobertparker.com, Monica Larner 91 Points

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