Santa Cristina Chianti Superiore 2017 - Station Plaza Wine
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Santa Cristina Chianti Superiore 2017
SKU: 11521

Santa Cristina Chianti Superiore 2017

  • spw91+
  • ws87

750ml
$15.99
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$9.88

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Category Red Wine
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Region Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Superiore
Brand Santa Cristina
Alcohol/vol 13%

The Chianti Superiore is ruby red in color with purple highlights. The nose is complex, with notes of cherries and plums well integrated with toasted oak and vanilla derived from the aging in small barrels. The palate is ample and supple, with velvety tannins. The finish and aftertaste is long and savory.

The Antinori family has been involved in the production of wine for over six centuries, ever since, in 1385, Giovanni di Piero Antinori entered as a member, the "Arte Fiorentina", the Winemakers' Guild of the city of Florence. During this entire long period, thorough twenty six generations, the family has always directly managed this work with courageous and, at times, innovative decisions, but always maintaining, unaltered, a fundamental respect for tradition and for the territory in which they have operated.

Today the firm is run by Marquis Piero Antinori with the support of his three daugthers, Albiera, Allegra, and Alessia, directly involved in the work of the house. Tradition, passion, and intuition have been the three driving principles which have led the Marquis Antinori firm to become a leader in Italian wine.

Each and every vintage, each and every separate area, each and every idea which is to be put into practice is a new beginning, a new search for higher quality standards. As Marquis Piero Antinori likes to repreat: "ancient roots play an important role in our work. But have never been a limit to our innovative spirit". The estates in Tuscany and Umbria, the historic patrimony of the family, have been joined, over time, by investments in other territories with an important potential for high level wine both in Italy and abroad, in places where it would be possible to begin working for a larger prestige and wider awareness of the family's ability to produce outstanding wine.

Station Plaza Wine
  • spw91+

This may be the best Italian Red for under $10. Its an amazing Chianti for the price. Ripe fruit with hints cigar and smoked meat notes. Light to medium body with sents of Spring roses.

Kevin Kingston
Wine Spectator
  • ws87

Cherry, berry and wild herb flavors mark this juicy red. Firm and persistent on the finish. Drink now. 15,000 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, July 31, 2019