Santa Cristina Campogrande Orvieto Classico 2009
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The Antinori family have been producing wine in Tuscany for six centuries, and exporting it for four. The purchase of the Tignanello estate in 1900 marked the beginning of a remarkable period of expansion which shows no signs of abating. Through judicious acquisition of vineyards and an uncanny knack for developing iconic wines, Antinori has become Tuscany’s – arguably Italy’s – pre-eminent wine producer, with an important presence in Piedmont, Lombardy, Umbria and Puglia as well as their Tuscan heartland. This wine is produced from grapes from the Orvieto Classico appellation, which encompasses the area around the alluvial cliff on which the city of Orvieto is located. After destemming and a gentle pressing, the must was cooled to 10°C to aid natural clarification. It was then racked to temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks where fermentation took place at 18°C. The wine was kept in stainless steel tanks for a short period before being filtered and bottled. This classic Orvieto is both floral and elegant, made in a dry style.