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Monte Antico Toscana Rosso Italy 2005

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" 2005 Monte Antico is a pleasing, harmonious wine. This forward, juicy red offers tons of dark fruit in a generous, inviting style, with notable depth and plumpness. Year after year this is an incredible value from Tuscany, as it is again in 2005. Consulting oenologist Franco Bernabei fashions Monte Antico for importer Neil Empson..." WA 08/08.

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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

Member Reviews for Monte Antico Toscana Rosso Italy

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Snooth User: heltons
18425730
4.50 5
06/08/2009

This is a really great medium red, if you like chianti you should give this a try. I will definitely be buying this again

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Medium Red Toscana

Snooth User: timsoundz
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3.50 5
11/10/2009

For $10, this is a terrific value everyday drinking wine. The blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cab is well balanced, and comparable with more expensive Tuscan wines.


Snooth User: Thewiner
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5.00 5
01/24/2011

Great wine! Never fails me and goes well with most dishes. it is not a big dominating wine and you don't have to pour too much intellectuality into it. Its a faithful companion that never fails to deliver when just relaxing at home or with friends.

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Great value!

Snooth User: heltons
18425730
3.50 5
06/08/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Monte Antico Toscana Rosso Italy

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
03/05/2009

From the hills of southern Tuscany comes this Sangiovese based red. Easy drinking for every day meals.



" 2005 Monte Antico is a pleasing, harmonious wine. This forward, juicy red offers tons of dark fruit in a generous, inviting style, with notable depth and plumpness. Year after year this is an incredible value from Tuscany, as it is again in 2005. Consulting oenologist Franco Bernabei fashions Monte Antico for importer Neil Empson..." WA 08/08.

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