2006 Fattoria Nittardi Ad Astra Maremma Toscana IGT

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Vintage: 2006
Producer: Fattoria Nittardi
Variety: Super Tuscan Blend
Designation: Ad Astra
Region: Italy
Sub-region: Tuscany, Maremma, Maremma Toscana IGT
ABV: 13.0%
Price: $40 (Liberty)

He says: This wine showed really well from the second it was open, with a big, aggressive mouthful of black fruit, and secondary flavours, and a nice long finish. After a bit of time, the palate started to taste a bit dilute in its finish alongside a classic Tuscan (which really opened up). Definitely less of a rustic Italian wine, and more international in style. Think Tuscan farmer walking down Robson street – entertaining, but perhaps a bit out of place.

She says: This wine definitely had a more New World feel to it than a traditional Italian style. The star is Cabernet Sauvignon, with minor roles held by Merlot & Syrah, and a mere cameo appearance put in by Sangiovese; this explains everything. Easy to drink, smooth, yet with firm tannins and structure. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, med+ ruby
Smells like: Clean, med- intensity, developing, oak, sweet black fruit, earth, leather, mint
Tastes like: Dry, med acidity, med+ body, med+ intensity, med+ tannin, black fruit, oak, earth, leather, menthol, med+ alcohol, med+ finish
Summary: Good, Could develop further

1 comment to 2006 Fattoria Nittardi Ad Astra Maremma Toscana IGT

  • Mmmmmm my favorite wine of the night for sure, like Kady said had that freshness, Yes it wasn’t the biggest body but elegant and fresh, little bit of Vegetal for me too good stuff!

    Weston
    @BeauCharles

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