Nittardi Ad Astra, DOC Maremma 2015

A rich and intense 'Super Tuscan' from the Coastal Marrema area, produced by Fattoria Nittardi.

Nittardi is a boutique winery situated in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, with vineyards in both Chianti Classico and the Maremma in southern Tuscany. The estate is on the boundary between the provinces of Siena and Florence, and was originally a defensive tower known as early as 1183 by the name of “Nectar Dei” (The Nectar of the God). In the 16th century, the vast property belonged to the famous Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti who, in 1549, while painting the Sistine Chapel, wrote to his nephew Lionardo: “I’d prefer two casks of wine rather than eight shirts.” 

In 1981 Frankfurt publisher and art gallerist Peter Femfert and his wife Stefania Canali, a historian from Venice, took over and restored the estate to it's former glory, and reinvigorated the vineyards and wines. In 1999 they purchased another xcellent property in the Maremma area of southern Tuscany, which is where this 'Ad Astra' wine is produced. All of the vineyards are certified organic. As a homage to Michelangelo every year a well-known artist paints the label as well as the wrapping paper used for the flagship Chianti Casanuova di Nittardi Vigna Doghessa wine bottles. The estate today is highly regarded winning many awards such as various 'Three Glasses' from Gambero Rosso, 'Five Bottles' from Vini d’Italia, 5 Stars from Decanter Magazine, and numerous 90+ points from Wine Spectator, The Wine Enthusiast, Wine Advocate and James Suckling.
Nittardi Ad Astra, DOC Maremma 2015
Nittardi Ad Astra, DOC Maremma 2015
Tasting Notes

A vivid ruby red colour, this has an aromatic nose of plums and cherries and with a hint of licorice and dark chocolate. This is an elegant Tuscan wine with lovely depth of intense flavours, a complex bouquet, and a long and rich finish. Enjoyable right now, this can also be cellared for 3-5 years.

At A Glance
Country Of Origin Italy
Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese
Vintage 2015
Producer Fattoria Nittardi
ABV 13.5%
Style Full-Bodied
Volume 75cl
Closure Cork
Food Pairing Italian, Lamb, Steak
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