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P Antinori Sangiovese Santa Cristina 1996

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93+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...offers up a nose of yellow plums, sweet apples, honeycomb, citrus peel and a complex base of chalky soil tones. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with a still youthful profile, great acidity and focus and impressive length and grip on the finish. With a bit of air this wine is a lovely drink today, but it will continue to improve for the next few decades... 2013-2065+. (Sep/Oct 2009)

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Marchesi Antinori:
The Antinori family has been making wine for over six hundred years, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. Throughout its long history, spanning 26 generations, the family has always personally managed the business making innovative, sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for tradition and the land. Today Marchese Pi... Read more
The Antinori family has been making wine for over six hundred years, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. Throughout its long history, spanning 26 generations, the family has always personally managed the business making innovative, sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for tradition and the land. Today Marchese Piero Antinori is director of the company, assisted by his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia, who are personally involved in the business. The qualities of tradition, passion and instinct have made Antinori one of the leading Italian producers of fine quality wines. Every vintage, every terroir, every idea is a new beginning, a new quest to raise our quality margins. As Marchese Piero loves to repeat: “ancient roots play an important role in our philosophy, but they have never held back our spirit of innovation”. As well as the family's traditional heritage of estates in Tuscany and Umbria, investments have been made over time in other areas highly suited to quality wine production, in Italy and abroad, in a quest to promote new terroirs, rich in winegrowing potential. Antinori continually experiment with their vineyards and cellars, with selections of native and international clones, growing methods, vineyard altitudes, fermentation methods and temperatures, traditional and modern vinification techniques, types of wood, size and age of barrels, and various bottle-ageing periods. Piero Antinori says: “We have shown over the years that it is possible to produce internationally-acclaimed fine stylish, elegant wines in Tuscany and Umbria while maintaining their original character”. Looking to the future, Antinori explains: “There are many books in our library but they are never enough for us. Our mission is not yet complete: we are driven to express the vast potential of our vineyards and reconcile all that is new and undiscovered with Tuscany's traditional, cultural, agricultural, artistic and literary heritage. These things represent the identity of Antinori, and one of our greatest strengths is that we are in Tuscany – our essential ‘Tuscan-ness', if you will”. Read less

External Reviews for P Antinori Sangiovese Santa Cristina

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2009

A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 1996 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Hengst 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/09/2011

Cellar Selection Good dark ruby color, with berry, tobacco and a hint of mint to its character. Its medium-bodied, boasts a solid core of fruit and polished tannins. Long finish. Solid Solaia. Needs bottle age. Best after 2000. 5,000 cases made. Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1996 Antinori Solaia IGT 750ml



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93+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...offers up a nose of yellow plums, sweet apples, honeycomb, citrus peel and a complex base of chalky soil tones. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with a still youthful profile, great acidity and focus and impressive length and grip on the finish. With a bit of air this wine is a lovely drink today, but it will continue to improve for the next few decades... 2013-2065+. (Sep/Oct 2009)

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