Nittardi, Ad Astra 2015, Magnum

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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 of great wines, for 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 the 2008 vintage with the highest rating possible, Tre Bicchieri (“Three Glasses”).

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Description

Name: Ad Astra DOC Maremma

Year: 2015

Varietal: Sangiovese 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25%, Merlot 15%, Syrah 15%, secret varietals 5%

Soil: Mostly sand rich with pebble and clay

Production: Fermentation in 5 and 10.5-ton stainless steel tanks, followed by nine months of aging in French oak barrique and tonneaux and subsequent bottle aging.

Profile: Deep ruby red, suggestive nose of plums and berries and with a hint of licorice; a fine wine with a complex bouquet. Excellently suited to all variations of fish and different appetizers. Best served at approx. 16° C (61° F).

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