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”).
Name: Ad Astra I.G.T. Maremma Toscana
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).