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Santa Cristina Toscana 2012

Santa Cristina Toscana 2012

Sku: 006153

Wine maker notes
VINTAGE 2013. Ruby red in color with purple highlights,it shows fruity aromas, particularly notes of cherries and berry fruit. Tasty and supple on the palate, it is a wine of much drinking pleasure with a fruity finish and aftertaste.

60% Sangiovese, 40% Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah.

Technical notes
The climate of the 2013 vintage was characterized by abundant rainfall during the winter and spring months. Bud burst was ten to fifteen days later than in recent vintages and the growth and development of the vines were lacking in homogeneity, as were the flowering and bud set, this due to precipitations which also favored the outbreak of fungal diseases. Much work and constant commitment in the vineyard were necessary to overcome the problems created by these climate conditions. The summer months were marked by scarce rainfall and temperatures which were not particularly warm for the period. The picking of the grapes began in mid-September for the early-ripening varieties such as Merlot and Syrah, while the harvest of the Sangiovese and Cabernet, begun in late September, was completed during the third week of October.

Other text
The first vintage of Santa Cristina was produced by Marquis Niccolò Antinori, father of Piero Antinori, in 1946. Over time Santa Cristina has become a reference point for connoisseurs, and not merely these consumers, thanks a constant commitment to high quality. The care and attention always given to both the vineyard work and the work in the cellar have been the stimulus for constant innovation and for measuring professional work and capacities with both native and international grape varieties. The result has been a family of wines, all different from one another, but distinguished by the same style, fruit of the indissoluble link between the vineyard, the terroir, and human contributions and input. Classic Santa Cristina has thus been joined by Santa Cristina Bianco, Santa Cristina Rosato, and Santa Cristina Le Mastrelle along with Campo Grande and Cipresseto. Together with the Santa Cristina extra-virgin olive oil, Donato, and the Santa Cristina Grappa, they represent a new step forward for a long and well established viticultural tradition.

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