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99pt Atos Corte Medicea Super Tuscan 2015

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The new vintage of Atos (the wine previously known as Athos) has arrived!

And it's even better than the 2014 - a huge sell-out success when we last offered it.

99 points from Italian super critic Luca Maroni, 4.0/5 stars from Vivino users, a Gold medal and under £20 with a 20% discount - this could be one of the best values we've ever found in Tuscany!

Only 10,000 cases were produced of this stunning Super Tuscan and we have been lucky enough to get hold of a small parcel just for Vivino users.

Merlot grows beautifully in Tuscany - witness the legendary Masseto from Ornellaia which sells for circa £500 per bottle. Atos demonstrates that such quality is not just possible at the very highest level but also at a much more reasonable price.

This powerful, opulent wine would put many other Super Tuscans at 2 or 3 times the price to shame. 

The only downside is that there is so little to go around!

About the wine

A deep purple in the glass, not far from black. The bouquet is aromatic and impressive, jumping out of the glass with ripe blueberry, blackcurrant and cherry notes.  Behind the initial fruit are spicy notes of herbs and subtly integrated aromas of vanilla, toast and chocolate. On the palate, there is a superb balance between finesse, power, and an almost hedonistic opulence. The wine builds in concentration toward the long. elegant finish that seems to go on  for minutes. 

After hand harvesting in small crates, the grapes were transported to the cellar. They macerated for four days and were subjected to a fermentation of 14 days. Then the wine was stored for 18 months in French oak barrels of 225 liters. Only 10,000 bottles of this cuvée were produced.

Appellation: Tuscany, Italy

99pts, Luca Maroni 
Gold Medal - Mundus Vini Spring 2017
4.1/5 Stars, Vivino Rating (940 ratings)

Grapes: 100% Merlot
Cooperage: 18 months in French oak

About the winery

The vines, located in San Casciano dei Bagni, in Tuscany, thrive between 380 and 400 meters above sea level and are cut in cordon and guyot. They were planted 10 years ago for the youngest and 45 years for the oldest ones. The soil is characterized by silty soils.

About the vineyard

Corte Medicea is a project carried out by the commercial company Bollina. It deals with three estates located in important wine-growing regions of Italy (Azienda Agricola Luciano Arduini, in the region of Valpolicella, Società Agricola La Bollina in the heart of Piedmont and Azienda Agricola Marco Lazzeretti in the Montalcino appellation ). 

The talented oenologist Andrea Bernardini, who graduated from the famous school of oenology of the city of Pisa in 2007, has carte blanche for his own projects and is responsible for finding hidden quality plots in the best Italian regions .

As far as the Corte Medicea farm is concerned, the vineyards are located in San Casciano dei Bagni, in beautiful Tuscany, about 90 km south-east of Siena. This globe-trotter winemaker combines tradition and modern techniques. The result: wines that perfectly highlight their regional typicity and terroir


99 points - Luca Maroni


Gold Medal - Mundus Vini Spring 2017


"My first bottle of Athos direct from vivino. For me, excellent in all respects. Very dark blueish black in the glass. Strong nose of sweet blackberries. Full bramble berry fruit on the palate, with juicy acidity. Soft tannins on the finish with a touch of peppery spice. Complex and interesting throughout. Drinking very well now and will undoubtedly become even better with time. Feel I ought to stock up."  4.5/5 Stars (2014 vintage)

" Deep, deep red, earthy nose with leather and cassis. Delicate tannins with lots of fruit, some spice, liquorice and some herbal notes. Really complex. Long finish. A power punch."  4.5/5 Stars (2014 vintage)

"Seriously good. Drinking quite well right now and a great value. Rich, full bodied and lush!"  4.5/5 Stars (2014 vintage)

"Full bodied at 14% solid Merlot at excellent value. Fruitful with rose hints and earthy coffee on the nose. Perfect blend of plum, peppers, oak, spice, and smoke. High quality balance and long lasting finish. Current top choice Merlot."   5/5 Stars (2014 vintage)

"...this is a big, bold Italian wine and one not to be missed; worth 2/3 times what you will pay!!!"  4.5/5 Stars (2014 vintage)



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