Antinori Fattoria AldobrandescaVie Cave 2021Product code: 15350
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Antinori Fattoria Aldobrandesca Vie Cave is a beautiful red wine produced by the Antinori Family, who has been producing wines for over 600 years. This wine is made from a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot grapes grown in the Maremma region of Tuscany, Italy. The wine is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, which gives it a complex nose of black cherry, cassis, vanilla, and spices. The palate is full-bodied with a soft, silky texture and flavors of blackberry, plum, and dark chocolate. It has a long finish with well-integrated tannins. Overall, Antinori Fattoria Aldobrandesca Vie Cave is a rich and elegant wine that will pair perfectly with grilled meats, pasta dishes, and aged cheeses.
The 2017 Vie Cave shows an intense ruby red in color. The nose is complex and the notes of ripe red fruit fuse, sweetly, with sensations of spices, of cloves, and of vanilla. The wine, is balanced and supple on the palate, persistent and with a finish and aftertaste dominated first by blueberries and red fruit, which then merge with hints of dark chocolate
About the Winery
The Fattoria Aldobrandesca, owned by the famous Antinori family, is located in Sovana, Tuscan Maremma's southern part, in the middle of what is known as the "Etruscan Tuff Zone." Fattoria Aldobrandesca is situated in a region of historical and viticultural importance. With both Etruscan and Roman pasts, the town of Sovanna came under the control of the Lombards, who allotted Savona to the Aldobrandeschi family. It is from the Aldobrandeschi family that the name Aldobrandesca is derived. Later, Pope Gregory VII favoured Sovana with privileges. Siena first got control of the city, and then Florence took over power. Then the town ended up in the hands of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
The 100 hectares of the estate are located on the slopes of a spur of tuffaceous rocks found in Sovanna. The estate is surrounded by a natural landscape that is of archaeological importance. It lies on top of a flat terrain of volcanic origin with tuffaceous subsoil, and the elevation of the estate above sea level is 200 meters. The terroir is suited for the cultivation of Malbèc, a new grape variety in the wine-making sector of Italy, and Aleatico, which is the traditional grape variety of Sovana.
Fattoria Aldobrandesca is an important challenge for Marchese Antinori. It seeks to use the Fattoria Aldobrandesca to rediscover an ancient variety of grapes like the Aleatico and introduce a new type like Malbèc to express its potentials.
The Antinori family brings six generations of experience in wine-making in Fattoria Aldobrandesca. Their stepping-foot into wine-making took place in 1385 when Giovanni di Piero Antinori became a Florence Winemakers' Guild member. The Antinori family has not given the business' reins to anyone and has made some bold and innovative decisions in wine-making while holding the highest respect for the environment.
The wine-making business is currently run by Albiera Antinori, the President of Marchesi Antinori, along with her sisters Allegra and Alessia. Marchese Piero Antinori, their father, is the Honorary President of Marchesi Antinori. Marchesi Antinori's success as one of Italy's finest winemakers can be attributed to its tradition, passion and intuition.