Nittardi Ad Astra 2014

Wijnmaker: Nittardi
Price: €22,95 €18,97 Excl. tax
Grapes Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and other grapes
Profile Strong and aging on wood
Match with FeatherWild, Rabbit,  Pasta, RedMeat, strong Cheese
Year 2014
Herkomst I.G.T. Toscane, Maremma
Country Italy
Produktie Biologic

- Sangiovese 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 5%, secret varietals 5%.
- Mongibello delle Mandorlaie vineyards between Scansano and Magliano in Toscana. The vineyards are between 250-300 meters high, with sandy soils with granit and some schist veins.
- After a natural fermentation, the wine aged for 12 month in Barrique and Tonneaux barrels made out of French oak, 3 month in concrete vats and a few month in the bottle. 

The name 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. 

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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