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Bottle Price: $47.00
Bin: 360
Name: Villa Antinori Toscana Rosso
Vintage: 2013
Region: Toscana IGT, Italy (WS:89 - Best from 2016-2022) - 55% Sangiovese/25% Cab/15% Merlot/5% Syrah
Varietal: Italian Reds
Producer: Antinori
Country: Italy
Rating: 92 Points-James Suckling

Tasting Notes: Ruby red in color, the wine shows intense and complex aromas of ripe red fruit, sweet spices, dried fruit and nuts. Firm bodied on the palate, the wine is round with supple and velvety tannins. The finish and aftertaste are long and savory.
Galaxy Notes: 55% sangiovese, 25% cabernet sauvignon, 15% merlot and 5% syrah The grapes were destemmed and pressed, and the must went into temperature-controlled fermentation tanks. The fermentation began a day after pressing and lasted from five to seven days; skin contact, however, continued for an additional eight to twelve days Fermentation temperatures were kept to a maximum of 82° Fahrenheit (28° centigrade) for the Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon to favor an extraction of color and soft tannins. The Merlot and Syrah, instead, were fermented at maximum temperatures of 77° Fahrenheit (25° centigrade) to conserve as well as possible the aromas. The wine was put through a complete malolactic fermentation in October and November and then went into French, Hungarian, and American oak barrels, where it aged for twelve months. Bottling was followed by an additional eight month period of bottle aging before release.
Food Pairings: EGGPLANT CAPRI NAPOLEON FRESH CUT DELMONICO ANGUS RESERVE NEW YORK STRIP STEAK TOP SIRLOIN STEAK LAND and SEA