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Monte Antico Rosso 2011

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A Tuscan classic! Deep ruby colour with garnet reflections, its elegant bouquet of leather, black cherries, liquorice and plums preludes a medium to full-bodied palate where ripe red fruit, goût 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.

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Monte Antico:
Monte Antico means ancient mountain in Italian. In the world of fine wines, a unique combination of quality, reliability and value since 1977, this label belongs to Neil & Maria Empson, who launched the Super Tuscan five years after founding the Neil Empson Selections. It was their special affinity to the heartland of Italy that led them to make their very own mark on Tuscan soil: with t... Read more
Monte Antico means ancient mountain in Italian. In the world of fine wines, a unique combination of quality, reliability and value since 1977, this label belongs to Neil & Maria Empson, who launched the Super Tuscan five years after founding the Neil Empson Selections. It was their special affinity to the heartland of Italy that led them to make their very own mark on Tuscan soil: with the Maestro of Italian winemakers, Franco Bernabei. They have styled the Tuscan grape per eccellenza and expressed its ultimate potential, complimenting it with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The best selections are cherry picked according to harvest conditions in the individual terroirs and microclimates. 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. Read less

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Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
03/08/2016

Tuscany, ItalyMonte Antico Rosso Toscana is a beautiful Tuscan red wine made by maestro Franco Bernabei for importer Neil Empson. Meaning "ancient mountain" in Italian, this super Tuscan blend of 85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon has offered a unique combination of quality and value since its launch in 1977. The grapes come from vineyards ranging up to 1500 ft above sea level. James Suckling rated this vintage 90 points!Monte Antico is a beautiful dark 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. The wine was aged for one year in French and Slavonian oak followed by 6 months in bottle. The finish is rich, long and polished.Enjoy Monte Antico over the next 3-5 years with veal, pasta, risotto, osso bucco, and aged cheeses.



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A Tuscan classic! Deep ruby colour with garnet reflections, its elegant bouquet of leather, black cherries, liquorice and plums preludes a medium to full-bodied palate where ripe red fruit, goût 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.

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