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Ad Astra

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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 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”).

Download Technical sheet 2013

Awards

Gambero Rosso: Due Bicchieri

Bibenda: 4 Grappoli

James Suckling: 90 Points

Download Technical sheet 2012

Awards

The Wine Advocate: 91 Points

Gambero Rosso: Due Bicchieri

Bibenda: 4 Grappoli

James Suckling: 90 Points

 

Download Technical sheet 2011

Awards

Livets Goda: 92 points

James Suckling: 91 points

Jancis Robinson: 16.5 points

Wine Spectator: 90 points

Name: Ad Astra I.G.T. Toscana

Varietal: Sangiovese 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 5%, 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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