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Matarocchio Guado Al Tasso 2012

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97 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "The 2012 Matarocchio shows just how magical Cabernet Franc can be in Bolgheri. Refined and silky in the glass, the 2012 is all finesse. Raspberry jam, wild flowers, mocha, dark spices, sage and mint open up in the glass, but the 2012 is an infant. Still, it is impossible not to admire the wine's mid-weight, translucent personality and exceptional finesse." 10/15 94 Points, Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Matarocchio is a pure (and amazing) expression of Cabernet Franc. The wine is beautiful on all fronts with a level of intensity that is impossible to duplicate. This seamless rendition shows softness, richness and great intensity with dark berry flavors that are fused together with spice, leather, tobacco and grilled herb. Cabernet Franc is showing amazing results in Bolgheri and this wine speaks to the grape's potential. It will surely age twenty years or more. The 2012 vintage will be released in the United States market in 2016." 10/15

Region: Italy » Tuscany » Bolgheri

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Winery: Villa Antinori
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Franc
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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

97 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "The 2012 Matarocchio shows just how magical Cabernet Franc can be in Bolgheri. Refined and silky in the glass, the 2012 is all finesse. Raspberry jam, wild flowers, mocha, dark spices, sage and mint open up in the glass, but the 2012 is an infant. Still, it is impossible not to admire the wine's mid-weight, translucent personality and exceptional finesse." 10/15 94 Points, Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Matarocchio is a pure (and amazing) expression of Cabernet Franc. The wine is beautiful on all fronts with a level of intensity that is impossible to duplicate. This seamless rendition shows softness, richness and great intensity with dark berry flavors that are fused together with spice, leather, tobacco and grilled herb. Cabernet Franc is showing amazing results in Bolgheri and this wine speaks to the grape's potential. It will surely age twenty years or more. The 2012 vintage will be released in the United States market in 2016." 10/15

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