WINE OF THE MONTH

January 15, 2019 by PWM

2013 ANTINORI SUPER TUSCAN

LA MAESTRELLE IGT

$19.95 BTL./$102.00 6-PACK

         Antinori’s is one of the finest estates in all of the World.  They, in fact invented the ‘Super Tuscan’ with their Tignanello, Ornellia & Sassicaia bottlings which all have become too expensive to enjoy.  Yards away from the fields where the breathtaking Tignanello is grown Antinori produces a small amount of this Le Maestrelle Super Tuscan which they sell primarily in their enoteca & tasting room in Florence.  Through a NW connection we get a small amount of six packs of the Le Maestrelle every year & it has a sort of CULT status with us! 

           Wines from this Antinori property show an impressive and especially chiseled quality that gives them a very direct and immediate quality. These are frank and honest wines that stay true to the identity set forth years ago at this historic estate. They stay the course, so to speak. The 2013 Le Maestrelle is Sangiovese with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that tastes nothing like the many blended Bordeaux-inspired reds you find in this part of Italy. Instead, the wine is all-Tuscan in its appeal, with sun-drenched cherry, Mediterranean herb and a pretty balsam note that recalls the thick underbrush and woods of the Chianti Classico countryside. This vintage soars in intensity and beauty. What better way to see the new year in!