Wine Pick: Villa Antinori Toscana 2012
Welcome the change of seasons with this autumn-appropriate Tuscan.
October 23, 2015
It’s hard not to notice that fall is in the air: drifts of fallen leaves, crisply cold mornings, the fog horns moaning across English Bay, post-season baseball, and the Canucks are about to play game number eight. Time for an autumnal wine like this fruity/earthy Tuscan red.
Villa Antinori Toscana 2012 over-delivers in every department for its price. The experience and intimate knowledge that come from the Antinori family—26 generations of which have worked the Tuscan lands—is all poured into this beautifully balanced red. A lithe blend—predominantly of sangiovese with cab, merlot, and a shot of syrah, and treated to a year in oak casks—this wine drinks like a Ferrari and costs like a Ford. It ages well and is a joy to drink alone, but it also partners seamlessly with meats, mushrooms, or cheese. The current release of Villa Antinori is 2012—a classic year with a great balance of fruit, spice, and acidity.
Villa Antinori Toscana 2012