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Banti Carato 1998

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    This wine is big and robust, but not angular. The flavors are full and well balanced with a unique complexity of ripe black fruit and hints of cinnamon. I should be enjoyed young, but can be cellared for five to six years.

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    Erik Banti

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    Erik Banti, Italy
    Erik Banti and his passion for wine grew up in the family estate of " La Braccesca" in Montepulciano, Tuscany. The farm was sold late in the sixties. In those years Erik’s time was divided between university studies and two other big passions of his : Motor car racing and Golf. In both he achieved Italian championships. At th end of the sixties Erik opened his own photographic studio in the fashionable Piazza di Spagna in Rome. Among his customers the likes of Vogue, film directors as Fellini and Zeffirelli, companies as Esso, Golf Oil, Olivetti and National Geographic. Erik passion for adventure took him to start a travel agency tha t specializes in exotic resorts: he "launched" the Maldive islands in 1972 and other destinations include Bali, Cuzco, the Dalak islands and the lake Titicaca. His activities were always complemented by a lively attention to the world of wine: Erik was keen on training his taste buds and palate by enjoying and collecting worlds best wines. In 1978, Erik moved to the fascinating area of Maremma, southern Tuscany: here in the then newly declared doc Morellino zone, he settle in his hitherto weekend medieval house where he open a restaurant. For years the reference point for all "terroir". His wine passion then found a definitive goal. After two years with trial and error vinifacation, he marketed his first Morellino in 1981 under the now famous "two ducks label". During the eighties Erik Bantis Morellino established itself as "THE" Morellino brand both in Italy and abroad. The nineties have seen a further consolidation of Erik’s wine as one of the traditional cellar in Scansano and by the planting of the new vineyards in the splendid location of Poggio Maestrino, the end result of more that twenty years of good wine experience.
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    Legendary in Italy for its Renaissance art and striking landscape, Tuscany is also home to many of the country’s best red wines. Sangiovese reigns supreme here, as either the single varietal, or a dominant player, in almost all of Tuscany’s best.

    A remarkable Chianti, named for its region of origin, will have a bright acidity, supple tannins and plenty of cherry fruit character. From the hills and valleys surrounding the medieval village of Montalcino, come the distinguished and age-worthy wines based on Brunello (Sangiovese). Earning global acclaim since the 1970s, the Tuscan Blends are composed solely of international grape varieties or a mix of international and Sangiovese. The wine called Vine Nobile di Montepulciano, composed of Prognolo Gentile (Sangiovese) and is recognized both for finesse and power.

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    COL55277_1998 Item# 11604