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Santa Cristina Toscana 750ML 2010
Sku: 10066673
90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot
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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Toscano
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Sangiovese,Syrah
Type: Still wine
Reg. $9.99
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90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot
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The wine opens with a ruby red color with violet tinges. It has a full and intense fragrance with hints of red fruit which bring to mind cherries and raspberries. On the palate the wine is smooth and well-balanced. The finish is characterized by gentle tannins and the persistent flavor of the grapes which make is so delicious and easy to drink.

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Santa Cristina was originally introduced in 1946 as a Chianti Classico by Piero Antinori's father, Niccolò. However, with the passage of the 1984 DOCG laws - spearheaded by Piero Antinori- requiring lower vineyard yields, Chianti Classico grapes became so complex and rich that they required more aging than this fruity fresh wine should have to maintain its style and character. Therefore, with the 1987 vintage Santa Cristina moved away from the Chianti Classico designation, and with the 1994 vintage Antinori began including 10% Merlot to the blend to add soft, open fruit nuances to the wine.

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