Wine of the Month




All selections are 750ml unless otherwise noted. While Bristol Farms takes every effort to ensure adequate supply, all offerings are subject to availability

Marchese Antinori -
August Winery of the Month

August 5 - September 1, 2015

In America (named after an Italian map maker, Amerigo Vespucchi, of course), when we mention a family tradition of several decades, or perhaps one hundred years, that's impressive. The Antinori family has been involved in the production of wine for over six centuries, which began in 1385 with Giovanni di Piero Antinori who became a member of the "Arte Fiorentina", the Winemakers' Guild of Florence. During this entire lengthy period, through twenty six generations, the family continues to manage the winery with a fundamental respect for tradition, the region in which they live in and, of course, the production of great wines.

Today the firm is run by Marquis Piero Antinori with the support of his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra, and Alessia. Tradition, passion, and intuition have been the three driving principles with each vintage, appellation, and every idea which has been put into practice to secure even higher quality standards. Marquis Antinori's principle philosophy is very basic and sound - "ancient roots play an important role in our work, but they have never been a limit to our innovative spirit". Enjoy this passionate ode this famous Italian region and the wines of the Antinori family.

Chianti Classico Riserva 2011

Reg $39.99 Special $29.99

91 points Wine Enthusiast. Features an intense nose of red fruit, raspberries, and blueberries, followed by hints of oak and spices, particularly cloves, on the aromatic finish. On the palate, the wine is immediately vibrant and very territorial in character. The tannins are supple but well present. The finish and aftertaste are fruity and the light notes of oak long and lingering.. 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet and Merlot.

Peppoli

Reg $29.99 Special $24.99

Peppoli was first marketed in 1988 with the presentation of the 1985 vintage. The vines are planted in a particularly favorable valley with soils rich in minerals, ideal for the cultivation of the savory Sangiovese grape. The Peppoli estate, situated in the heart of Chianti Classico, consists of 250 acres, 125 of which are planted to vines. This full bodied red is characterized by notes of cherries and raspberries, with aromatics of violets and vanilla. On the palate, the wine is balanced with lively acidity, a characteristic of Sangiovese-based wines. The wine is soft in its tannins and long and lingering on the finish. 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot and Syrah

Toscana Red

Reg $19.99 Special $16.99

Made from grapes, principally Sangiovese with small quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah, that are carefully selected from Antinori's best Tuscan vineyards. After ageing for 12 months in French, American and Hungarian oak barriques, the wine matures for a further 8 months in bottle. The wine opens with intense aromas of ripe cherries, spice, chocolate and hints of mint. Firm bodied on the palate, the wine is round with supple and velvety tannins.

Orvieto

Reg $11.99 Special $9.99

The D.O.C (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) denomination "Orvieto" was recognized in 1971, and is one of the most well-known Italian white wines in the world and represents, by itself, about three quarters of the D.O.C. wine production of Umbria. It has full and fruity aromas which are reminiscent of pineapple and bananas, and exudes floral notes. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, luscious, and soft.

Santa Cristina Bianco

Reg $11.99 Special $9.99

This highly aromatic wine from Umbria boasts kiwi and citrus zest with hints of honeysuckle and orange blossom. On the palate, loads of crisp pears, citrus, Granny Smith apples and excellent acidity carry the wine's backbone through the relatively soft and supple mid-palate. It is deliciously clean and crisp to the end. Predominantly made from Grechetto and Procanico grapes.