Ambra Carmignano Santa Cristina In Pilli 2006

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

$19.99
Item No. 103043
  • red wine
  • RP90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

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

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Brilliant ruby red. Intense, persistent, fruity, cherry, cassis. Dry, warm, quite tannic, medium-bodied, quite fresh, balanced.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Carmignano Santa Cristina in Pilli is even better than the Montefortini. Here the aromas are a touch more delineated while the fruit is fresher and more vibrant. Violets, dark cherries, flowers, menthol and spices are all supported by a persistent note of underlying minerality that gives the finish its length and poise. This is a ridiculously good wine for the money. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016. "
90 Points

Learn About Ambra

"Ambra has become my favorite producer of Carmignano. I am a sucker for their super-rich, expansive, creamy-textured style of red wine. Ambra's wines are the Pomerols of Tuscan viticulture." -Robert Parker

Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) 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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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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Winemaker's Notes The Santa Cristina is a blend of 75% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Canaiolo and 5% indigenous varietals. ...
The Santa Cristina is a blend of 75% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Canaiolo and 5% indigenous varietals. ...
Winemaker's Notes Brilliant ruby red. Intense, persistent, fruity, cherry, cassis. Warm, supple tannins, fresh, well balanced. Serving suggestions: Pasta dishes ...
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