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Nittardi - Ad Astra
Ad Astra Maremma Toscana 2017 DOCDOWNLOAD TECHNICAL SHEET
GRAPE VARIETALS50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot
LOCATIONTuscany, Chianti Classico area.
PROFILEOpulent ruby red colour. Fascinating spice and chili character with blackcurrant and cherry fruit on the nose. Medium to full body, soft and round tannins combined with a silky and elegant finish.
SERVINGBest served at approx. 16° C (64° F).
PAIRINGSExcellently suited to all variations of fish and different appetizers.
AWARDSJames Suckling - 93 points.
The phrase “Per Aspera Ad Astra” means that you often get to the stars only through challenges. A phrase that applies also for great wines, as greatness requires a great deal of loving work and care in the vineyards. Ad Astra is an approachable, yet simultaneously serious red wine that is also a pleasure when enjoyed young.
Nittardi was first mentioned as “Nectar Dei“ in 1183. In the 16th century, the winery belonged to Michelangelo Buonarroti, who produced his own wine here. He is known to have sent his wine to the Pope in Rome as a “genuine gift“. The historical Nittardi estate lies in the heart of the Chianti Classico region. The owner fell in love with Maremma in 1978 and designated this piece of land to produce the best “Super Tuscans”.