Wine "Santa Cristina", Chianti Superiore DOCG, 2011
Wine ruby red color with purple highlights.
The taste of wine is balanced, flexible, comfortable, with a soft texture, long fruity finish.
Fresh aroma of the wine is filled with notes of berries - blueberries, raspberries and red cherries.
The wine goes well with snacks in the form of cold cuts, cheeses, pizza, pasta, risotto, mushroom soup, sausages and pies, cherry tomatoes and basil.
Wine "Santa Cristina" Chianti Superiore was first produced from the 2006 harvest. DOCG classification confirms the high quality of wine produced from grapes grown in different regions within the zone of Chianti, as well as dictate strict conditions for wine aging: at least 9 months, 2 of which - in bottles.
"Santa Cristina" Chianti Superiore is made from Sangiovese grapes with a small addition of Merlot. Both grapes vinified separately. Merlot, which is collected first subjected to fermentation for 7-8 days at a maximum temperature of 25 ° C to extract tannins and soft fruit preserve grape flavor intact. The period of fermentation and maceration on the skins of grapes Sangiovese, which is collected later, longer - for 10-12 days at a temperature of about 30 ° C with regular gentle dip caps to increase the complexity of the flavor of wine. Part of the wines are aged in steel tanks, and some - in wooden barrels for nine months, then about 2 months - in bottles.
Its history dates back to the company Antinori in 1385 and today it operates a representative of the 26th generation of the family - the Marquis Piero Antinori. Largely thanks to his talent and winemaker relentless pursuit of excellence, Italian wines are among the best examples of world winemaking, and the name Antinori became a symbol of innovation and quality. Today, the company owns several Antinori wine houses in various regions of Italy, as well as vineyards in Chile, California and Hungary. The company tries to keep the originality of wines specific to each area, and their main characteristics are quality and Italian elegance. Many wine Antinori through an innovative approach and a virtuoso tea blends literally revolutionized the wine on the market, and not inferior in its properties to the best examples of Bordeaux, although it compares favorably to the past for its value. The world-renowned wine expert Robert Parker said: "Antinori, no doubt, the greatest name in Italian winemaking. During the Antinori wine tasting takes place the main thing - instilled understanding of quality wines."