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Tormaresca Trentangeli Castel del Monte Rosso Antinori 2011

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Antinori established Tormaresca in the Puglia region of southern Italy in 1998 and from the estate's two vineyards, Bocca di Lupo and Masseria Maime, they've been producing outstanding wines for more than a decade. They use grapes indigenous to Southern Italy, like this Aglianico as well as blending international varietals. The Antinori team led by Renzo Cotarella, has proven to be very adept at preserving ancient traditions while also applying the most modern winemaking techniques. This wine is a unique blend of 65% Aglianico, 25% Cabernet and 10% Syrah. The wine was aged 10 months in French ans Hungarian oak barrels followed by 9 months of bottle age. The Wine Spectator scored it 90 points saying "A pure beam of ripe black cherry flavor runs through this fresh, well-balanced red, layered with hints of melted licorice, graphite and sweet smoke. Supple tannins lend some grip to the lightly spiced finish. Aglianico, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Drink now through 2021."

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Tormaresca:
Viticulture in Puglia is history and at the same time innovation. Cultivation of wines started thousands of years ago, at the time of "Magna Grecia", to which the Greek origins of many names of Apulian grape varieties attests. Tradition continues through the presence of native varieties such as Negroamaro, Aglianico and Primitivo, both true expressions of a strong and extra-ordinar... Read more
Viticulture in Puglia is history and at the same time innovation. Cultivation of wines started thousands of years ago, at the time of "Magna Grecia", to which the Greek origins of many names of Apulian grape varieties attests. Tradition continues through the presence of native varieties such as Negroamaro, Aglianico and Primitivo, both true expressions of a strong and extra-ordinary vital territory. The production of high quality wines is related to recent steps towards innovation and creativity: substantial changes have been obtained through the use of modern viticulture techniques and the introduction of non native grape varieties (i.e. Chardonnay and Cabernet) that express themselves in this "terroir" in a completely unique way. Tormaresca is the expression of the above two souls. Character, personality and top quality are the characteristics that Puglia transmits to the native grape varieties. For this reason the Antinori family gave birth to Tormaresca in 1998 when they started investing in Puglia, considering it one of the most promising regions in Italy for the production of high quality wines with a strong territorial identity. Read less

External Reviews for Tormaresca Trentangeli Castel del Monte Rosso Antinori

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
04/15/2016

Antinori established Tormaresca in the Puglia region of southern Italy in 1998 and from the estate's two vineyards, Bocca di Lupo and Masseria Maime, they've been producing outstanding wines for more than a decade. They use grapes indigenous to Southern Italy, like this Aglianico as well as blending international varietals. The Antinori team led by Renzo Cotarella, has proven to be very adept at preserving ancient traditions while also applying the most modern winemaking techniques. This wine is a unique blend of 65% Aglianico, 25% Cabernet and 10% Syrah. The wine was aged 10 months in French ans Hungarian oak barrels followed by 9 months of bottle age. The Wine Spectator scored it 90 points saying "A pure beam of ripe black cherry flavor runs through this fresh, well-balanced red, layered with hints of melted licorice, graphite and sweet smoke. Supple tannins lend some grip to the lightly spiced finish. Aglianico, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Drink now through 2021."


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2009 12/12/2014

Antinori established Tormaresca in the Puglia region of southern Italy in 1998 and from the estate's two vineyards, Bocca di Lupo and Masseria Maime, they've been producing outstanding wines for more than a decade. They use grapes indigenous to Southern Italy, like this Aglianico as well as blending international varietals. The Antinori team led by Renzo Cotarella, has proven to be very adept at preserving ancient traditions while also applying the most modern winemaking techniques. This wine is a unique blend of 65% Aglianico, 25% Cabernet and 10% Syrah. The wine was aged 10 months in French ans Hungarian oak barrels followed by 9 months of bottle age. The Wine Spectator scored it 90 points saying "A rich and smoky red, exhibiting loads of wild berry, underbrush, dark tobacco and licorice flavors. This is well-balanced, with medium tannins and a spicy finish. Drink now through 2015."



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