ANTINORI SANTA CRISTINA SANGIOVESE/MERLOT 17
Santa Cristina is an approachable Tuscan red for drinking right now and will also hold and evolve positively over the next two to three years. Flavours of vanilla and coffee add appeal to its soft, fleshy flavours. Oak maturation is a brief four months in the making of this fresh, medium bodied Tuscan red, which is matured for a few months in large (and old) oak cuves. This wine is sealed with a screwcap and varietally labelled as Sangiovese, although it also contains a smidgeon of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot, which add body and smoothness.
This wine is sealed with a screwcap, a welcome modern addition to a modern Tuscan red.