Antinori Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato 2008
Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon,
20% Syrah and other
red grape varieties.
Intense ruby red color. Well-defined and fresh on the nose, with aromas of red fruit
followed by complex notes of sweet spices and hints of menthol. On the palate, the
wine is soft, with wonderfully silky tannins highlighting delicate hints of fruit and
a long, satisfying finish.
"This is a lovely wine (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and other grapes) that shows very attractive softness in the mouth backed by a velvety texture and fine tannins. Black fruit, tobacco, spice and leather accent the bouquet: Pair it with black truffle Cornish hen."
"Deep red-ruby. Raspberry, pomegranate, mocha and herbs on the lively, inviting nose. Supple on entry, then chewy in the middle, with flavors of spicy red fruits, quinine, strawberry-rhubarb pie and tamarind framed by well-integrated acidity. Finishes ripe and smooth, with a dusting of aromatic herbs. Tasted three different times with inconsistent results: one bottle rated 91 points, another 90, and a third was disappointing and did not warrant an outstanding score. I'll give this wine the benefit of the doubt, since one bottle really was extremely impressive."
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Learn About Antinori Map It
The Antinori family of Florence, one of the world's oldest and most distinguished wine producers, has lived in Tuscany since the 14th century and celebrated its 625th anniversary as wine makers in 2010. The current company president, Marchese Piero Antinori, believes in the tradition that the primary role of wine is to accompany food and enhance the dining experience. In Florence, the Antinori family has led a "Renaissance" in Italian wine making by combining long traditions, a love of authenticity and a dynamic innovative spirit.
Learn About Tuscany
One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...
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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...
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