28/11/2021 Spirited

Nectar Dei

Nectar Dei, our super-premium wine, an extraordinary cuvée of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot, was christened after the ancient name of the Nittardi estate discovered in a document from 1183.

As is the tradition of Nittardi, the first bottles of this new wine were presented to Pope Benedict XVI — just as Michelangelo Buonarroti did in the 16th century when he, the owner of the estate at the time, paid tribute to the popes Julius II and Leo X by presenting them with, to use Michelangelo’s own words, “the genuine wine of Nittardi”.

DESCRIPTION

Name: Nectar Dei D.O.C. Maremma Toscana

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Petit Verdot 20%, Merlot 15%, Syrah 10%, secret varietals 5%

Soil: Mostly sand rich with stone and clay

Production: Fermentation in 5 and 10.5-ton stainless steel tanks, followed by 24 months of aging in French barrique barrels, 6 month in a single concrete vat and subsequent six months of bottle aging.

Profile: Deep red with hues of purple, aromas of ripe black fruit, vanilla, tobacco and hints of spices as pink pepper; concentrated and complex flavors on the palate with a full and persistent finish. Excellently suited to all variations of red meat and game. Best served at approx. 18° C (64.5° F); uncork and decant 2 hours before serving.

VINTAGES / AWARDS

2018
Luca Maroni: 97 points
James Suckling: 95 points
TECHNICAL SHEET 2018

2017
Luca Maroni: 96 points
James Suckling: 95 points
TECHNICAL SHEET 2017

2016
James Suckling: 95 Points
TECHNICAL SHEET 2016

2015
James Suckling: 95 Points
Robert Parker: 93 Points
TECHNICAL SHEET 2015

2014
James Suckling: 93 Points
TECHNICAL SHEET 2014

2013
James Suckling: 94 Points
Wine Advocate/Robert Parker: 93 Points
TECHNICAL SHEET 2013

2012
Jancis Robinson: 17.5 Points
James Suckling: 92 Points
TECHNICAL SHEET 2012

2011
Decanter World Wine Awards: Gold Medal
Vitis/Ais Sommelier: 4 vines (highest award)
Jancis Robinson: 17.5 Points
Bibenda: 4 grapes
TECHNICAL SHEET 2011

2010
Livets Goda: 94 Points
Wine & Spirits: 92 Points
Jancis Robinson: 17.5 Points
Vini d’Italia: 17 Points
Wine Spectator: 91 Points
TECHNICAL SHEET 2010

2009
James Suckling: 93 Points
Decanter: 17.5 Points
Gambero Rosso: 2 Bicchieri Rossi
TECHNICAL SHEET 2009

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