Vintages No. 69377
After being the fastest ever selling Food & Drink Discovery feature the Affordable Super Tuscan Monte Antico is now a Vintages Essential.
Since 1977 Monte Antico has offered a unique combination of quality, reliability and value.
Made by Franco Bernabei, the Maestor of Italian winemakers.
The blend for Monte Antico is 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot. The best selections are blended and aged 1 year in oak (80% in Slovenian barrels, 20% in barrique) with at least 6 months bottle age. This wine is consistently one of Italy’s better values.
Environmentally friendly light-weight glass.
Screw-cap closure – easy to open with no risk of cork taint. Absolutely perfect bottle after bottle.
Wine Spectator: Top 100 of 2010 (#61)
90 points “Monte Antico is consistently one of Tuscany’s top values. Variable weather in 2006 helped the grapes to fully ripen yet retain bright acidity-particularly the Sangiovese, which makes up 85 percent of the blend. Winemaker Franco Bernabei and Milan-based wine exporter Neil Empson source the grapes from a variety of altitudes and soil types and age the wine in 80 percent old Slavonian barrels and 20 percent French barriques, one-fifth new“.