This Red Wine offers a ruby color with purple highlights. The nose offers aroma of cherries well integrated with balsamic sensations and mint. Pleasurable notes of vanilla and coffee complete the bouquet. The palate is soft and ample with a fruity finish and aftertaste.
Santa Cristina was originally introduced in 1946 as a Chianti Classico by Piero Antinori’s father, Niccolò. With the 1984 DOCG laws, Chianti Classico grapes required more aging than what this fruity wine should have. With the 1994 vintage, Santa Cristina began including Merlot to add soft, open fruit nuances to the wine.