Wine Antinori, "Matarocchio", Toscana IGT, 2009
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Reviews of purchase Antinori, "Matarocchio", Toscana IGT, 2009
Wine rich ruby red color with a purple hue.
Taste wine dense, expressive, persistent, with a silky texture, tones of ripe berries and spices in a complex and sustainable aftertaste.
In a complex aroma of the wine is dominated by notes of ripe plum and chocolate, complemented by balsamic nuances and hints of spice.
The wine goes well with meat dishes - roast beef and veal, grilled meat and mature cheeses.
Guado al Tasso estate is located approximately 80 kilometers south-west of Florence, near the province of Bolgheri, on the Tuscan coast. The total area of the estate is 1000 hectares and stretches from the sea to the first hills on the horizon. In addition to the vineyards here also grow wheat, corn, sunflowers and olive groves. The area is located at a height of 45-60 meters above sea level on a rocky, slightly limestone soils. Own vineyards are divided into many small sections, each of which has its own characteristics. Harvest from each plot were collected and vinified separately, to keep in the basement of a wide range of different wines.
The 2009 season was marked by cool, rainy winter and early spring. Bud break started in normal time - in early April. May turned out to be no precipitation, with a sufficiently high temperature, and in June was cool and rainy again. This change of weather conditions equalizer growth of vines and plants have received the necessary energy for the development of new leaves and bunches of grapes. July-August, outstanding features hot and almost no rain. Hot winds and high temperatures accelerate the ripening of early varieties of grapes, in particular Merlot, while Cabernet Franc showed resistance to heat due to its thick skin and large cycle of maturation. In mid-September, after two days of rain, the temperature dropped to below the seasonal norm. It was very useful for the late-ripening grape varieties that have completed their maturation at a leisurely pace, reaching considerable complexity and fragrance. Ripened grapes Cabernet Franc is harvested by hand in 15-kg boxes. After careful selection of berries carefully and gently pressed destebliruyut. Maceration on the skins at 10 ° C for 5 days promotes optimal extraction of grape color and tannins. The wort is fermented on skins in stainless steel tanks for 4 weeks. Then the wort is placed in French oak barrels, where the constant supervision passes malolactic fermentation. Extract of wine in air-conditioned cellars lasts 18 months for the final blend is selected contents only the best barrels. New wine matures at least one year in the bottle.
Antinori - the oldest winery in Tuscany, it has been producing wine for more than 600 years! Many wine Antinori through an innovative approach and a virtuoso tea blends literally revolutionized the wine on the market. Most Antinori wines are not inferior in its properties to the best examples of Bordeaux, although it compares favorably to the past for its value. The world-renowned wine expert Robert Parker said that "Antinori, no doubt, the greatest name in Italian winemaking. During the Antinori wine tasting takes place the main thing - instilled understanding of quality wines."