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Rosso Toscana IGT Monte Antico 2008

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88 points Wine Spectator: A sinewy, well-muscled red. Cherry and berry flavors are at its core and there's an underlying spiciness. It stays fresh, with a lingering finish. Drink now through 2014. (10/31/12) 85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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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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Snooth User: jacobisak
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3.50 5
02/28/2010

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Rosso Toscana IGT Monte Antico

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/26/2013

Sinewy and well-muscled, showing cherry and berry flavors at its core, with an underlying spiciness. Stays fresh, with a lingering finish. Drink now through 2014. 100,000 cases made. -BS ** SOLD OUT **


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Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

Sinewy and well-muscled, showing cherry and berry flavors at its core, with an underlying spiciness. Stays fresh, with a lingering finish. Drink now through 2014. 100,000 cases made. -BS


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
11/28/2012

A perpetual Best Buy and a frequent selection for the Top 100 lists, Monte Antico is a Tuscan gem that over delivers vintage after vintage. Made from a selection of Tuscany’s finest vineyard sites, a blend of 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Merlot, Monte Antico is Neil & Maria Empson’s tribute to Tuscany. Importers of exceptional Italian wines for over thirty years the Empsons have grown a strong affinity with Italian wines and its terrior. Maestro Franco Bernabei does the honors as winemaker, selecting the best grape lots, fermenting slowly and then aging the finished wine 1 year in oak (80% in Slavonian, 20% French) and at least 6 months in the bottle to achieve a graceful balance of voluptuous berry tones and a soft forward style that’s ideal with food.



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