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NITTARDI

Nectar Dei Maremma Toscana 2016 DOC

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GRAPE VARIETALS55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petit Verdot, 15% Merlot, 5% secret grape varieties
LOCATIONTuscany, Chianti Classico area
PROFILEDeep red with hints of purple color. On the nose ripe notes of blueberries, blackberries and raspberry combined with tobacco, leather and spices. Nicely concentrated with lush, rounded tannins and elegant notes as black cherries and licorice on the palate. Long and rich finish where the complexity of the wine shines through.
SERVINGBest served at approx. 18° C (64° F).
PAIRINGSExcellently suited to all variations of red meat and game.
AWARDSJames Suckling - 95 points.

Background

Nectar Dei is the “Super Premium” wine of Nittardi and was christened with the ancient name of Nittardi from 1183. Following tradition, the first bottles of Nectar Dei were offered to Pope Francesco. The wine is a DOC Maremma Toscana, while an upcoming DOC appellation for wines from the Tuscan coast is coming.

The Winery

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”.

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