Amaranto Podere San Cristoforo (100% Sangiovese)
This family owned estate in Maremma Toscana began wine production under the leadership of Lorenzo Zonin in 2000. According to the Wine Spectator and the Wine Advocate, Lorenzo Zonin is making some of the most fascinating wines in Maremma. The property stretches out over 110 acres, 37 acres are planted with vines, 5 acres with olive trees and 50 acres with cereal crops and sunflowers. Amaranto is a shade of red, similar to that of this wine, which takes its name from a scarlet plant that the Ancient Greeks called ‘amarantos’ (‘which doesn’t fade’). It therefore represented all those genuine, sacred and timeless qualities that still permeate land and vines.
Tasting notes: Amaranto bursts from the glass with sweet red cherries, raspberries and flowers. This wine is made in a juicy, fruity style best suited for drinking over the next few years. It remains one of the prettiest and most fairly priced wines in its price range.