Thursday, October 1, 2009

Monte Antico Toscana, 2006

Monte Antico Toscana, 2006

The 2006 Monte Antico Rosso is a blend of 85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from various Tuscan vinyards. This wine is blended then aged in oak for about one year. This everyday Italian red is imported by Neil Empson and created by acclaimed oenologist Franco Bernabei. The wine has a deep ruby color and a nose of dark berries and earth. This is a medium bodied wine with flavors of ripe plums, chocolate covered cherries and dried currents. Tannins are soft and supple and there is gripping acidity that lingers on a mineral accented, toasty finish. This wine screams out for a wood fired pizza or a bowl of Pasta Bolognese. This is a great “go-to” wine for any casual Italian dinner. This wine is available at Pete’s Wine Shop, in Bellevue, for around $12.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Opened a bottle I picked up at Costco for $8.99.
The nose was not there until half the glass was gone but it did open and the aromatic quality of grape came through. This is not a cheap wine to over chill and drink, it is very good wine with an acidity that says bring me some cheese and I will make you happy all evening. Enjoy the case, I purchase one and may go back for another.