Nittardi Ad Astra 2014 1.5L - SPIRITED Wines
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Nittardi Ad Astra 2014 1.5L
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Nittardi Ad Astra 2014

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1.5L
$59.99

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Category Red Wine
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Region Italy, Tuscany, Maremma Toscana
Brand Nittardi
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
The name of our second wine from the Maremma region is gleaned from the Latin phrase Per Aspera Ad Astra - "a rough road leads to the stars". A phrase that is also true for great wines, as greatness requires a great deal of loving work and care in the vineyards. As is the case with its "older brother" Nectar Dei, Ad Astra grows on the sun-drenched hills of our estate Mongibello delle Mandorlaie in Southern Maremma. Ad Astra is an approachable yet simultaneously complex red wine that is also a true pleasure when enjoyed young. The respected Italian wine guide Gambero Rosso awarded in 2012 Ad Astra with the highest rating possible, the Tre Bicchieri ("Three Glasses").
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The 2014 Ad Astra is a little off-kilter with slightly volatile aromas of pressed cherry or dried raspberry skin. The bouquet is a little pungent and not up to the high standards previously set. The 2014 growing season was notoriously difficult because of cool and soggy weather conditions. The blend is 30% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 20% Syrah.

Monica Larner, December 30, 2016