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2006 Monte Antico Rosso
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2006 Monte Antico Rosso

Producer: Monte Antico
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: other red varietal
Origin: Italy
Region: Tuscany

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87 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2010

($12; 85% sangiovese, 10% cabernet sauvignon and 5% merlot; 12.5% alcohol) Bright red. Floral nuances of rose and violet complement redcurrant on the nose, with an element of sweet spices emerging with aeration. Medium-bodied, straightforward and bright, with delicately spicy red berry flavors and polished tannins. This should be enjoyed over the next three or four years. A joint venture between importer Neil Empson and Franco Bernabei, one of Italy 's best winemakers.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
86 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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by grenache13639592
Was fantastic with a nice cheese plate and bruschetta! Just all around delicious and for the price you can't beat it!
I will buy this again
by Oros13883632
Let aerate in decanter 30 minutes. Nice and smooth. Great value at price I paid: $11.79 winemaker's notes: #61 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009 The blend, albeit varying slightly depending on vintage conditions, is 85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The best selections are blended and aged 1 year in oak (80% in Slavonian barrels, 20% in barrique) + at least 6 months in the bottle, achieving a graceful balance of voluptuous berry tones and flexible yet sturdy backbone. Dark ruby in color, its bouquet of leather, earth, herbs, black cherries, licorice and plums is confirmed on the medium to full-bodied palate – round, spicy, elegant, attractively fruity and extremely versatile with any fare from pasta or risotto, to meat, fowl and cheese. Moreover, the Empsons' judicious pricing policy makes it "consistently one of Italy's better values". Food-friendly, pocket-friendly, all-around simpatico. critical acclaim: "Bright plum, dried cherry and flowers on the nose. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and refined berry and cherry flavors. Drink now." 90 Points Wine Spectator


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Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines; sweet wines and dessert wines.
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