Rutini Antologia XLIX (49) Merlot-Cabernet Franc
Regular price £80.00
Anthology XLIX (49)
Antología is a unique and exceptional blend crafted by Mariano Di Paola, Rutini's head winemaker. In this case: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc. The varietal composition changes every year according to what Mariano thinks if more appropriate depending on the harvest results to maintain a high standard in elegance and freshness. Only 6650 bottles produced.
Vintage Year: 2017
Vineyards: Merlot from El Cepillo 17 year old vines. Cabernet Franc from Gualtallary 21 year old vines.
Maturation: 18 months in French oak barrels (30 % New light toasted French oak barrels, 70 % second & third use French oak barrels)
Alcohol: 14.00 %
Cellaring Potential: Up to 15 years
4.4 Stars on Vivino
Game meats such as deer and wild boar.
Roasted and grilled red meats.
Braised pork shoulder.
A selection of aged and spiced cheeses.
Smoked meats, especially Iberian hams.
Dishes featuring forest mushrooms.
Stuffed and sauced pastas.
Hearty casseroles and stews. (Irish Stew)
Appearance: Deep, high-intensity ruby red with a brilliant shine.
Nose: Dominant aromas of cherry, blackcurrant, and fresh redcurrants, underpinned by subtle notes of sweet peppers and cloves.
Palate: The wine boasts friendly and velvety tannins, indicative of its excellent structure and long-lasting quality. The palate is further enchanted by spicy and licorice undertones that linger through to its extended finish.