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Molino di Sant’antimo

Molino di Sant’antimo
2018 Asso, Toscana Rosso IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17

Molino di Sant’antimo
2018 Asso, Toscana Rosso IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of cherry tart, roasted beets, dried rose, tapenade, and mushrooms with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry medium body and a graceful, medium-length black tea, ink, and carob finish with crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A chewy Italian red with wonderful savory notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: cherry tart, roasted beets, dried rose, tapenade, and mushrooms
Taste Flavor: black tea, ink, and carob
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A chewy Italian red with wonderful savory notes.

The Producer

Molino di Sant’antimo

The Producer
Località Podernuovo Dei Campi, 29
Montalcino, 53024
Italy
39 -0577-847026

Sangiovese

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Sangiovese is Italy's most widely planted grape, found in several regions including Umbria, Abruzzo and Marche, but its spiritual home is Tuscany. Several famous wines made from Sangiovese are produced in Tuscany, including Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino.

A wine made from Sangiovese has appealing red cherry fruit, tart acidity and medium-weight tannins. There are few red wines more pleasant that a young Chianti with its delicious cherry fruit and earthy finish. While s simple Chianti is made for enjoyment from two to five years of age, a wine such as Brunello di Montalcino, 100% Sangiovese, is at the other end of the extreme, as it is a wine that often ages for two decades or more.

Sangiovese is also grown with some success in California as well as Australia. Pair wines made from Sangiovese with lighter red meats, duck, poultry and pastas with marinara or Bolognese sauce.