The Rosso Toscana IGT of Santa Cristina is the historic wine of this Antinori winery. This red wine presents itself ruby red with violet reflections in the glass, on the nose it smells intensely fruity of ripe red berry fruits, which are accompanied by floral accents and spicy nuances of black pepper, balsamic notes and eucalyptus. On the palate, the Santa Cristina Rosso is dry, appealing, characterized by a varied and harmonious taste, with soft tannins. The finish is pleasant, persistently fruity and elegant.
Vinification of Santa Cristina Rosso Toscana IGT
60% from Sangiovese and 40% from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are vinified for this red wine. Depending on the grape variety, the grapes were harvested at the perfect time and vinified separately. After gentle destemming and pressing, maceration and alcoholic fermentation takes place for one week in stainless steel tanks at temperatures below 25°C. The wine is then transferred, the malolactic fermentation is completed by the end of the winter. The expansion of the Santa Cristina Rosso takes place partly in stainless steel, partly in wooden barrels. Only at the end of the following summer is the wine bottled and only then sold.
The first Santa Cristina Rosso Toscana was vinified in 1946 by Marchese Niccolò Antinori and is one of the two flagships of the winery. Over time, more wines have been added, as well as a Vin Santo and a virgin olive oil from the vineyard's olive groves.
Food recommendation for the Rosso Tuscany of Santa Cristina
Enjoy this red Tuscany cuvée as a wonderful accompaniment to dark meat, lamb mint braised in red wine, ripe and spicy cheeses, but also with preparations with Tuscan or Umbrian truffles.
Awards for the Rosso Toscana IGT of Santa Cristina
- Wine Spectator: Top 10 Elegant Reds for 2015
- James Suckling: 90 points for 2015
- Berlin Wine Trophy: Gold for 2011
- Decanter: Bronze for 2007
|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|Wine acidity in g/l:||4,8|
|Residual sugar in g/l:||0,3|
|Sub region:||Toscana IGT (IT)|
|Occasion & Theme:||banquet wine/ bulk wine , barbecue , perfect for an evening in front of the chimney , Gift for customers , Mother's Day , Picknick , Valentine's Day|
|Ageing in:||stainless steel tank , small barrel|
|Grape Variety:||Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot , Sangiovese , Syrah|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||IGT Indicazione Geografica Tipica|
|Maturation:||stainless steel tank , French Oak|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , stone fruits , spicy|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||melt-in-the-mouth , velvety , dense|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Style:||Old World , Warm Climate Winegrowing Region , classic|
|Food Pairing:||dark food , bright, hearty dishes , spicy food|
|Glass Recommendation:||Red Wine Glass|
|Bottle Design & Features:||Bordeaux Style , classic|
|Bottle size in L:||0,75|
|storage capacity in years from the vintage year:||4|
|Alcohol % ABV:||12,5|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Cantine Santa Cristina SpA. - Piazza degli Antinori 3 - 50123 Firenze - Italien|