Santa Christina, 1988


Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 12%


$74.52 USD

Out of stock


Named after Antinori's Santa Cristina estate in Chianti Classico, Santa Cristina was originally introduced in 1946 as a Chianti Classico by Piero Antinori's father, Niccolò. However, with the passage of the 1984 DOCG laws - spearheaded by Piero Antinori- requiring lower vineyard yields, Chianti Classico grapes became so complex and rich that they required more aging than this fruity fresh wine should have to maintain its style and character. Therefore, with the 1987 vintage Santa Cristina changed its designation to Vino da Tavola, and with the 1994 vintage Antinori began including 10% Merlot to the blend to add soft, open fruit nuances to the wine. To quote one international wine writer, Santa Cristina is "sculpted, lovely, and reasonably-priced; a true wine lover's bargain."


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