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Prodotti

Raro stile italiano

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo

Nel 1989, tra due annate eccellenti, nasce l'ATEO come rifiuto dogmatico a produrre Brunello in un'annata non ottimale e in concomitanza con la prima vendemmia dai vigneti con uve di Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot.

Questo vino diventato un classico della produzione aziendale, si differenzia attraverso una lunga fermentazione ed un invecchiamento effettuato in botticelle di rovere.

Con l’ annata 2007 viene eliminato il Sangiovese dal blend delle uve originali utilizzate, per intraprendere un percorso evolutivo concentrato sui due vitigni restanti; continua così lo studio e la crescita di un vino che si presenta oggi ai suoi estimatori attraverso una etichetta rinnovata.

Vigneti:

situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro, di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m.

Vitigno:

Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot.

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

In recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In legno in botticelle di rovere da 3hl

Colore:

Rosso rubino intenso

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Importante unione di profumi prevalentemente erbacei e di frutta matura a bacca rossa, completati e bilanciati da piacevoli note speziate. Strutturato, di corpo, equilibrato, abbastanza morbido con tannini pronunciati; vino con grande personalità e buona persistenza finale.

Servizio:

18°C, servire in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatutra.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Primi elaborati a base di sughi con carni rosse o secondi piatti strutturati come arrosti di maiale ed agnello.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

85/100

"Aromas of lettuce and berries. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium, austere finish. A bit rough now, but should improve with bottle age. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 2,370 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

88/100

"Attractive blackberry and cherry aromas, with a hint of tarragon. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a silky aftertaste. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 3,200 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                               

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

85/100

"Ripe red fruit, with hints of dried herb and vanilla on the nose. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a fruity finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now. 3,200 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"Loads of black licorice and berry on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with lots of chewy tannins and a long, rich finish. Serious. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet. Best after 2005. 2,300 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

89/100

"A pretty wine with cherry, meat and hints of spices. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long, fresh finish. A well-made, caressing 2002. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2006 through 2009. 1,000 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

88/100

"Bubbling over with blackberry, coffee and light hints of oak. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2007. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                        

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

88/100

"Rich and jammy, with a slight stewed fruit character. Full and round. A bit one-dimensional, but likable. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2009. 1,080 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

87/100

"Blackberry and licorice aromas follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2010. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                   

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

88/100

"Berry and green tobacco aromas follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a light coffee and berry finish. Little short, but delicious. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. Best after 2010. 550 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

89/100

"Bright cherry, raspberry and tomato leaf flavors pick up light spice accents in this version, finishing with dusty tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2018. 1,500 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

90/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

90/100

"Lots of berry, with hints of lightly toasted oak and violets. Full body, with velvety tannins and juicy, delicious. Another year will soften the tannins slightly. But so good to drink now."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

86/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2012

92/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

88/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

"The 2010 Ateo, a Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, is striking in this great vintage. Firm tannins support expressive dark fruit, wild flowers, mint, sage and blackberries. Although a wine more of region than variety, the 2010 impresses for its vibrant, structured personality and impeccable class. A big, full-throttle finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2009

88/100

"The 2009 Ateo (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) is a juicy, immediate wine best suited for drinking over the next handful of years. It shows excellent up-front intensity, but then loses some persistence on the mid-palate and finish. Freshly cut flowers and mint give the dark berry fruit an attractive sense of lift. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2008

90/100

"The 2008 Ateo (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals gorgeous dark red fruit, herbs, cassis, cedar and sweet spices. This is a fairly compact Ateo – not surprising considering the vintage – yet it shows plenty of concentration, depth and sheer muscle. It is a terrific effort in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

91/100

"The estate’s 2007 Ateo is Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot now that the Sangiovese has been eliminated from the blend. Although the wine is made from international varieties here those grapes speak with a distinctly Tuscan accent. Plummy dark fruit leads to sweet herbs, spices, earthiness and minerals as this rich, deep wine opens up in the glass. This is one of the few 2007s that will actually benefit from another year or so in bottle. It is gorgeous stuff! Anticipated maturity: 2011-2019."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

90/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

89/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

90/100

"Ciacci’s 2003 Ateo, a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot, is a potent effort bursting with intense, concentrated sweet dark fruit, licorice and underbrush flavors. While it shows the heat of the vintage, the higher acidity of the Sangiovese provides freshness and gives the wine a beautiful sense of harmony. It should be even better after a few years in the bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"The 2001 Ateo, the house Sangiovese-Cabernet blend, is, for me, the best to date, a dark ruby with warm and spicy notes of red and black currants, rosemary and thyme, and minerals. The powerful, sustained palate is sizeable and of excellent intensity. Drink: 2004-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1992

92/100

"Mama Mia! The 1999 Ateo is a brilliant effort from this prodigious producer. It is a blend of 45% Sangiovese, 35% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine possesses a deep, saturated garnet/plum color in addition to a pure, sweet bouquet of saddle leather aromas intertwined with black currants, licorice, tobacco, and plums. Elegant yet powerful, medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannin and enough acidity to provide definition, it can be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

93/100

"The 1998 Ateo (a blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a gloriously ripe, full-bodied, velvety-textured effort with a dark ruby/purple color, plenty of smoky, earthy, blackberry, cherry, and currant fruit, a touch of graphite, decent acidity, and a seamless, opulent, voluptuous finish. This compelling wine is meant to be drunk over the next 10-12 years." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2013

89/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo

Nel 1989, tra due annate eccellenti, nasce l'ATEO come rifiuto dogmatico a produrre Brunello in un'annata non ottimale e in concomitanza con la prima vendemmia dai vigneti con uve di Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot.

Questo vino diventato un classico della produzione aziendale, si differenzia attraverso una lunga fermentazione ed un invecchiamento effettuato in botticelle di rovere.

Con l’ annata 2007 viene eliminato il Sangiovese dal blend delle uve originali utilizzate, per intraprendere un percorso evolutivo concentrato sui due vitigni restanti; continua così lo studio e la crescita di un vino che si presenta oggi ai suoi estimatori attraverso una etichetta rinnovata.

Vigneti:

situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro, di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m.

Vitigno:

Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot.

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

In recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In legno in botticelle di rovere da 3hl

Colore:

Rosso rubino intenso

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Importante unione di profumi prevalentemente erbacei e di frutta matura a bacca rossa, completati e bilanciati da piacevoli note speziate. Strutturato, di corpo, equilibrato, abbastanza morbido con tannini pronunciati; vino con grande personalità e buona persistenza finale.

Servizio:

18°C, servire in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatutra.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Primi elaborati a base di sughi con carni rosse o secondi piatti strutturati come arrosti di maiale ed agnello.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

85/100

"Aromas of lettuce and berries. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium, austere finish. A bit rough now, but should improve with bottle age. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 2,370 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

88/100

"Attractive blackberry and cherry aromas, with a hint of tarragon. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a silky aftertaste. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 3,200 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                               

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

85/100

"Ripe red fruit, with hints of dried herb and vanilla on the nose. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a fruity finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now. 3,200 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"Loads of black licorice and berry on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with lots of chewy tannins and a long, rich finish. Serious. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet. Best after 2005. 2,300 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

89/100

"A pretty wine with cherry, meat and hints of spices. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long, fresh finish. A well-made, caressing 2002. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2006 through 2009. 1,000 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

88/100

"Bubbling over with blackberry, coffee and light hints of oak. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2007. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                        

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

88/100

"Rich and jammy, with a slight stewed fruit character. Full and round. A bit one-dimensional, but likable. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2009. 1,080 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

87/100

"Blackberry and licorice aromas follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2010. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                   

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

88/100

"Berry and green tobacco aromas follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a light coffee and berry finish. Little short, but delicious. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. Best after 2010. 550 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

89/100

"Bright cherry, raspberry and tomato leaf flavors pick up light spice accents in this version, finishing with dusty tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2018. 1,500 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

90/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

90/100

"Lots of berry, with hints of lightly toasted oak and violets. Full body, with velvety tannins and juicy, delicious. Another year will soften the tannins slightly. But so good to drink now."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

86/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2012

92/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

88/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

"The 2010 Ateo, a Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, is striking in this great vintage. Firm tannins support expressive dark fruit, wild flowers, mint, sage and blackberries. Although a wine more of region than variety, the 2010 impresses for its vibrant, structured personality and impeccable class. A big, full-throttle finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2009

88/100

"The 2009 Ateo (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) is a juicy, immediate wine best suited for drinking over the next handful of years. It shows excellent up-front intensity, but then loses some persistence on the mid-palate and finish. Freshly cut flowers and mint give the dark berry fruit an attractive sense of lift. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2008

90/100

"The 2008 Ateo (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals gorgeous dark red fruit, herbs, cassis, cedar and sweet spices. This is a fairly compact Ateo – not surprising considering the vintage – yet it shows plenty of concentration, depth and sheer muscle. It is a terrific effort in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

91/100

"The estate’s 2007 Ateo is Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot now that the Sangiovese has been eliminated from the blend. Although the wine is made from international varieties here those grapes speak with a distinctly Tuscan accent. Plummy dark fruit leads to sweet herbs, spices, earthiness and minerals as this rich, deep wine opens up in the glass. This is one of the few 2007s that will actually benefit from another year or so in bottle. It is gorgeous stuff! Anticipated maturity: 2011-2019."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

90/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

89/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

90/100

"Ciacci’s 2003 Ateo, a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot, is a potent effort bursting with intense, concentrated sweet dark fruit, licorice and underbrush flavors. While it shows the heat of the vintage, the higher acidity of the Sangiovese provides freshness and gives the wine a beautiful sense of harmony. It should be even better after a few years in the bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"The 2001 Ateo, the house Sangiovese-Cabernet blend, is, for me, the best to date, a dark ruby with warm and spicy notes of red and black currants, rosemary and thyme, and minerals. The powerful, sustained palate is sizeable and of excellent intensity. Drink: 2004-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1992

92/100

"Mama Mia! The 1999 Ateo is a brilliant effort from this prodigious producer. It is a blend of 45% Sangiovese, 35% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine possesses a deep, saturated garnet/plum color in addition to a pure, sweet bouquet of saddle leather aromas intertwined with black currants, licorice, tobacco, and plums. Elegant yet powerful, medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannin and enough acidity to provide definition, it can be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

93/100

"The 1998 Ateo (a blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a gloriously ripe, full-bodied, velvety-textured effort with a dark ruby/purple color, plenty of smoky, earthy, blackberry, cherry, and currant fruit, a touch of graphite, decent acidity, and a seamless, opulent, voluptuous finish. This compelling wine is meant to be drunk over the next 10-12 years." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2013

89/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo

Nel 1989, tra due annate eccellenti, nasce l'ATEO come rifiuto dogmatico a produrre Brunello in un'annata non ottimale e in concomitanza con la prima vendemmia dai vigneti con uve di Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot.

Questo vino diventato un classico della produzione aziendale, si differenzia attraverso una lunga fermentazione ed un invecchiamento effettuato in botticelle di rovere.

Con l’ annata 2007 viene eliminato il Sangiovese dal blend delle uve originali utilizzate, per intraprendere un percorso evolutivo concentrato sui due vitigni restanti; continua così lo studio e la crescita di un vino che si presenta oggi ai suoi estimatori attraverso una etichetta rinnovata.

Vigneti:

2,18 ettari di merlot e 1,70 ettari di cabernet sauvignon, situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro, di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m.

Vitigno:

Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot di seconda generazione toscana.

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

In recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In Barriques francesi ed americane e botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 85 hl per circa 18 mesi

Colore:

Rosso rubino intenso

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Importante unione di profumi prevalentemente erbacei e di frutta matura a bacca rossa, completati e bilanciati da piacevoli note speziate. Strutturato, di corpo, equilibrato, abbastanza morbido con tannini pronunciati; vino con grande personalità e buona persistenza finale.

Servizio:

18°C, servire in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatutra.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Primi elaborati a base di sughi con carni rosse o secondi piatti strutturati come arrosti di maiale ed agnello.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

85/100

"Aromas of lettuce and berries. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium, austere finish. A bit rough now, but should improve with bottle age. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 2,370 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

88/100

"Attractive blackberry and cherry aromas, with a hint of tarragon. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a silky aftertaste. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 3,200 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                               

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

85/100

"Ripe red fruit, with hints of dried herb and vanilla on the nose. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a fruity finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now. 3,200 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"Loads of black licorice and berry on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with lots of chewy tannins and a long, rich finish. Serious. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet. Best after 2005. 2,300 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

89/100

"A pretty wine with cherry, meat and hints of spices. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long, fresh finish. A well-made, caressing 2002. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2006 through 2009. 1,000 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

88/100

"Bubbling over with blackberry, coffee and light hints of oak. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2007. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                        

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

88/100

"Rich and jammy, with a slight stewed fruit character. Full and round. A bit one-dimensional, but likable. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2009. 1,080 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

87/100

"Blackberry and licorice aromas follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2010. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                   

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

88/100

"Berry and green tobacco aromas follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a light coffee and berry finish. Little short, but delicious. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. Best after 2010. 550 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

89/100

"Bright cherry, raspberry and tomato leaf flavors pick up light spice accents in this version, finishing with dusty tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2018. 1,500 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

90/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

90/100

"Lots of berry, with hints of lightly toasted oak and violets. Full body, with velvety tannins and juicy, delicious. Another year will soften the tannins slightly. But so good to drink now."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

86/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2012

92/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

88/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

"The 2010 Ateo, a Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, is striking in this great vintage. Firm tannins support expressive dark fruit, wild flowers, mint, sage and blackberries. Although a wine more of region than variety, the 2010 impresses for its vibrant, structured personality and impeccable class. A big, full-throttle finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2009

88/100

"The 2009 Ateo (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) is a juicy, immediate wine best suited for drinking over the next handful of years. It shows excellent up-front intensity, but then loses some persistence on the mid-palate and finish. Freshly cut flowers and mint give the dark berry fruit an attractive sense of lift. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2008

90/100

"The 2008 Ateo (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals gorgeous dark red fruit, herbs, cassis, cedar and sweet spices. This is a fairly compact Ateo – not surprising considering the vintage – yet it shows plenty of concentration, depth and sheer muscle. It is a terrific effort in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

91/100

"The estate’s 2007 Ateo is Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot now that the Sangiovese has been eliminated from the blend. Although the wine is made from international varieties here those grapes speak with a distinctly Tuscan accent. Plummy dark fruit leads to sweet herbs, spices, earthiness and minerals as this rich, deep wine opens up in the glass. This is one of the few 2007s that will actually benefit from another year or so in bottle. It is gorgeous stuff! Anticipated maturity: 2011-2019."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

90/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

89/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

90/100

"Ciacci’s 2003 Ateo, a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot, is a potent effort bursting with intense, concentrated sweet dark fruit, licorice and underbrush flavors. While it shows the heat of the vintage, the higher acidity of the Sangiovese provides freshness and gives the wine a beautiful sense of harmony. It should be even better after a few years in the bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"The 2001 Ateo, the house Sangiovese-Cabernet blend, is, for me, the best to date, a dark ruby with warm and spicy notes of red and black currants, rosemary and thyme, and minerals. The powerful, sustained palate is sizeable and of excellent intensity. Drink: 2004-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1992

92/100

"Mama Mia! The 1999 Ateo is a brilliant effort from this prodigious producer. It is a blend of 45% Sangiovese, 35% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine possesses a deep, saturated garnet/plum color in addition to a pure, sweet bouquet of saddle leather aromas intertwined with black currants, licorice, tobacco, and plums. Elegant yet powerful, medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannin and enough acidity to provide definition, it can be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

93/100

"The 1998 Ateo (a blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a gloriously ripe, full-bodied, velvety-textured effort with a dark ruby/purple color, plenty of smoky, earthy, blackberry, cherry, and currant fruit, a touch of graphite, decent acidity, and a seamless, opulent, voluptuous finish. This compelling wine is meant to be drunk over the next 10-12 years." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2013

89/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo

Nel 1989, tra due annate eccellenti, nasce l'ATEO come rifiuto dogmatico a produrre Brunello in un'annata non ottimale e in concomitanza con la prima vendemmia dai vigneti con uve di Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot.

Questo vino diventato un classico della produzione aziendale, si differenzia attraverso una lunga fermentazione ed un invecchiamento effettuato in botticelle di rovere.

Con l’ annata 2007 viene eliminato il Sangiovese dal blend delle uve originali utilizzate, per intraprendere un percorso evolutivo concentrato sui due vitigni restanti; continua così lo studio e la crescita di un vino che si presenta oggi ai suoi estimatori attraverso una etichetta rinnovata.

Vigneti:

2,18 ettari di merlot e 1,70 ettari di cabernet sauvignon, situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro, di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m.

Vitigno:

Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot di seconda generazione toscana.

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

In recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In Barriques francesi ed americane e botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 85 hl per circa 18 mesi

Colore:

Rosso rubino intenso

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Importante unione di profumi prevalentemente erbacei e di frutta matura a bacca rossa, completati e bilanciati da piacevoli note speziate. Strutturato, di corpo, equilibrato, abbastanza morbido con tannini pronunciati; vino con grande personalità e buona persistenza finale.

Servizio:

18°C, servire in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatutra.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Primi elaborati a base di sughi con carni rosse o secondi piatti strutturati come arrosti di maiale ed agnello.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

85/100

"Aromas of lettuce and berries. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium, austere finish. A bit rough now, but should improve with bottle age. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 2,370 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

88/100

"Attractive blackberry and cherry aromas, with a hint of tarragon. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a silky aftertaste. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 3,200 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                               

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

85/100

"Ripe red fruit, with hints of dried herb and vanilla on the nose. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a fruity finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now. 3,200 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"Loads of black licorice and berry on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with lots of chewy tannins and a long, rich finish. Serious. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet. Best after 2005. 2,300 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

89/100

"A pretty wine with cherry, meat and hints of spices. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long, fresh finish. A well-made, caressing 2002. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2006 through 2009. 1,000 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

88/100

"Bubbling over with blackberry, coffee and light hints of oak. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2007. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                        

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

88/100

"Rich and jammy, with a slight stewed fruit character. Full and round. A bit one-dimensional, but likable. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2009. 1,080 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

87/100

"Blackberry and licorice aromas follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2010. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                   

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

88/100

"Berry and green tobacco aromas follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a light coffee and berry finish. Little short, but delicious. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. Best after 2010. 550 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

89/100

"Bright cherry, raspberry and tomato leaf flavors pick up light spice accents in this version, finishing with dusty tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2018. 1,500 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

90/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

90/100

"Lots of berry, with hints of lightly toasted oak and violets. Full body, with velvety tannins and juicy, delicious. Another year will soften the tannins slightly. But so good to drink now."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

86/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2012

92/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

88/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

"The 2010 Ateo, a Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, is striking in this great vintage. Firm tannins support expressive dark fruit, wild flowers, mint, sage and blackberries. Although a wine more of region than variety, the 2010 impresses for its vibrant, structured personality and impeccable class. A big, full-throttle finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2009

88/100

"The 2009 Ateo (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) is a juicy, immediate wine best suited for drinking over the next handful of years. It shows excellent up-front intensity, but then loses some persistence on the mid-palate and finish. Freshly cut flowers and mint give the dark berry fruit an attractive sense of lift. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2008

90/100

"The 2008 Ateo (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals gorgeous dark red fruit, herbs, cassis, cedar and sweet spices. This is a fairly compact Ateo – not surprising considering the vintage – yet it shows plenty of concentration, depth and sheer muscle. It is a terrific effort in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

91/100

"The estate’s 2007 Ateo is Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot now that the Sangiovese has been eliminated from the blend. Although the wine is made from international varieties here those grapes speak with a distinctly Tuscan accent. Plummy dark fruit leads to sweet herbs, spices, earthiness and minerals as this rich, deep wine opens up in the glass. This is one of the few 2007s that will actually benefit from another year or so in bottle. It is gorgeous stuff! Anticipated maturity: 2011-2019."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

90/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

89/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

90/100

"Ciacci’s 2003 Ateo, a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot, is a potent effort bursting with intense, concentrated sweet dark fruit, licorice and underbrush flavors. While it shows the heat of the vintage, the higher acidity of the Sangiovese provides freshness and gives the wine a beautiful sense of harmony. It should be even better after a few years in the bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"The 2001 Ateo, the house Sangiovese-Cabernet blend, is, for me, the best to date, a dark ruby with warm and spicy notes of red and black currants, rosemary and thyme, and minerals. The powerful, sustained palate is sizeable and of excellent intensity. Drink: 2004-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1992

92/100

"Mama Mia! The 1999 Ateo is a brilliant effort from this prodigious producer. It is a blend of 45% Sangiovese, 35% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine possesses a deep, saturated garnet/plum color in addition to a pure, sweet bouquet of saddle leather aromas intertwined with black currants, licorice, tobacco, and plums. Elegant yet powerful, medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannin and enough acidity to provide definition, it can be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

93/100

"The 1998 Ateo (a blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a gloriously ripe, full-bodied, velvety-textured effort with a dark ruby/purple color, plenty of smoky, earthy, blackberry, cherry, and currant fruit, a touch of graphite, decent acidity, and a seamless, opulent, voluptuous finish. This compelling wine is meant to be drunk over the next 10-12 years." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2013

89/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo

Nel 1989, tra due annate eccellenti, nasce l'ATEO come rifiuto dogmatico a produrre Brunello in un'annata non ottimale e in concomitanza con la prima vendemmia dai vigneti con uve di Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot.

Questo vino diventato un classico della produzione aziendale, si differenzia attraverso una lunga fermentazione ed un invecchiamento effettuato in botticelle di rovere.

Con l’ annata 2007 viene eliminato il Sangiovese dal blend delle uve originali utilizzate, per intraprendere un percorso evolutivo concentrato sui due vitigni restanti; continua così lo studio e la crescita di un vino che si presenta oggi ai suoi estimatori attraverso una etichetta rinnovata.

Vigneti:

2,18 ettari di merlot e 1,70 ettari di cabernet sauvignon, situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro, di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m.

Vitigno:

Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot di seconda generazione toscana.

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

In recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In Barriques francesi ed americane e botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 85 hl per circa 18 mesi

Colore:

Rosso rubino intenso

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Importante unione di profumi prevalentemente erbacei e di frutta matura a bacca rossa, completati e bilanciati da piacevoli note speziate. Strutturato, di corpo, equilibrato, abbastanza morbido con tannini pronunciati; vino con grande personalità e buona persistenza finale.

Servizio:

18°C, servire in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatutra.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Primi elaborati a base di sughi con carni rosse o secondi piatti strutturati come arrosti di maiale ed agnello.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

85/100

"Aromas of lettuce and berries. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium, austere finish. A bit rough now, but should improve with bottle age. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 2,370 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

88/100

"Attractive blackberry and cherry aromas, with a hint of tarragon. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a silky aftertaste. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 3,200 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                               

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

85/100

"Ripe red fruit, with hints of dried herb and vanilla on the nose. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a fruity finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now. 3,200 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"Loads of black licorice and berry on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with lots of chewy tannins and a long, rich finish. Serious. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet. Best after 2005. 2,300 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

89/100

"A pretty wine with cherry, meat and hints of spices. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long, fresh finish. A well-made, caressing 2002. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2006 through 2009. 1,000 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

88/100

"Bubbling over with blackberry, coffee and light hints of oak. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2007. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                        

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

88/100

"Rich and jammy, with a slight stewed fruit character. Full and round. A bit one-dimensional, but likable. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2009. 1,080 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

87/100

"Blackberry and licorice aromas follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2010. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                   

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

88/100

"Berry and green tobacco aromas follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a light coffee and berry finish. Little short, but delicious. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. Best after 2010. 550 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

89/100

"Bright cherry, raspberry and tomato leaf flavors pick up light spice accents in this version, finishing with dusty tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2018. 1,500 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

90/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

90/100

"Lots of berry, with hints of lightly toasted oak and violets. Full body, with velvety tannins and juicy, delicious. Another year will soften the tannins slightly. But so good to drink now."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

86/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2012

92/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

88/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

"The 2010 Ateo, a Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, is striking in this great vintage. Firm tannins support expressive dark fruit, wild flowers, mint, sage and blackberries. Although a wine more of region than variety, the 2010 impresses for its vibrant, structured personality and impeccable class. A big, full-throttle finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2009

88/100

"The 2009 Ateo (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) is a juicy, immediate wine best suited for drinking over the next handful of years. It shows excellent up-front intensity, but then loses some persistence on the mid-palate and finish. Freshly cut flowers and mint give the dark berry fruit an attractive sense of lift. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2008

90/100

"The 2008 Ateo (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals gorgeous dark red fruit, herbs, cassis, cedar and sweet spices. This is a fairly compact Ateo – not surprising considering the vintage – yet it shows plenty of concentration, depth and sheer muscle. It is a terrific effort in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

91/100

"The estate’s 2007 Ateo is Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot now that the Sangiovese has been eliminated from the blend. Although the wine is made from international varieties here those grapes speak with a distinctly Tuscan accent. Plummy dark fruit leads to sweet herbs, spices, earthiness and minerals as this rich, deep wine opens up in the glass. This is one of the few 2007s that will actually benefit from another year or so in bottle. It is gorgeous stuff! Anticipated maturity: 2011-2019."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

90/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

89/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

90/100

"Ciacci’s 2003 Ateo, a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot, is a potent effort bursting with intense, concentrated sweet dark fruit, licorice and underbrush flavors. While it shows the heat of the vintage, the higher acidity of the Sangiovese provides freshness and gives the wine a beautiful sense of harmony. It should be even better after a few years in the bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"The 2001 Ateo, the house Sangiovese-Cabernet blend, is, for me, the best to date, a dark ruby with warm and spicy notes of red and black currants, rosemary and thyme, and minerals. The powerful, sustained palate is sizeable and of excellent intensity. Drink: 2004-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1992

92/100

"Mama Mia! The 1999 Ateo is a brilliant effort from this prodigious producer. It is a blend of 45% Sangiovese, 35% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine possesses a deep, saturated garnet/plum color in addition to a pure, sweet bouquet of saddle leather aromas intertwined with black currants, licorice, tobacco, and plums. Elegant yet powerful, medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannin and enough acidity to provide definition, it can be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

93/100

"The 1998 Ateo (a blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a gloriously ripe, full-bodied, velvety-textured effort with a dark ruby/purple color, plenty of smoky, earthy, blackberry, cherry, and currant fruit, a touch of graphite, decent acidity, and a seamless, opulent, voluptuous finish. This compelling wine is meant to be drunk over the next 10-12 years." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2013

89/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo

Nel 1989, tra due annate eccellenti, nasce l'ATEO come rifiuto dogmatico a produrre Brunello in un'annata non ottimale e in concomitanza con la prima vendemmia dai vigneti con uve di Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot.

Questo vino diventato un classico della produzione aziendale, si differenzia attraverso una lunga fermentazione ed un invecchiamento effettuato in botticelle di rovere.

Con l’ annata 2007 viene eliminato il Sangiovese dal blend delle uve originali utilizzate, per intraprendere un percorso evolutivo concentrato sui due vitigni restanti; continua così lo studio e la crescita di un vino che si presenta oggi ai suoi estimatori attraverso una etichetta rinnovata.

Vigneti:

2,18 ettari di merlot e 1,70 ettari di cabernet sauvignon, situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro, di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m.

Vitigno:

Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot di seconda generazione toscana.

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

In recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In Barriques francesi ed americane e botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 85 hl per circa 18 mesi

Colore:

Rosso rubino intenso

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Importante unione di profumi prevalentemente erbacei e di frutta matura a bacca rossa, completati e bilanciati da piacevoli note speziate. Strutturato, di corpo, equilibrato, abbastanza morbido con tannini pronunciati; vino con grande personalità e buona persistenza finale.

Servizio:

18°C, servire in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatutra.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Primi elaborati a base di sughi con carni rosse o secondi piatti strutturati come arrosti di maiale ed agnello.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

85/100

"Aromas of lettuce and berries. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium, austere finish. A bit rough now, but should improve with bottle age. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 2,370 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

88/100

"Attractive blackberry and cherry aromas, with a hint of tarragon. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a silky aftertaste. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 3,200 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                               

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

85/100

"Ripe red fruit, with hints of dried herb and vanilla on the nose. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a fruity finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now. 3,200 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"Loads of black licorice and berry on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with lots of chewy tannins and a long, rich finish. Serious. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet. Best after 2005. 2,300 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

89/100

"A pretty wine with cherry, meat and hints of spices. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long, fresh finish. A well-made, caressing 2002. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2006 through 2009. 1,000 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

88/100

"Bubbling over with blackberry, coffee and light hints of oak. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2007. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                        

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

88/100

"Rich and jammy, with a slight stewed fruit character. Full and round. A bit one-dimensional, but likable. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2009. 1,080 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

87/100

"Blackberry and licorice aromas follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2010. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                   

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

88/100

"Berry and green tobacco aromas follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a light coffee and berry finish. Little short, but delicious. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. Best after 2010. 550 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

89/100

"Bright cherry, raspberry and tomato leaf flavors pick up light spice accents in this version, finishing with dusty tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2018. 1,500 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

90/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

90/100

"Lots of berry, with hints of lightly toasted oak and violets. Full body, with velvety tannins and juicy, delicious. Another year will soften the tannins slightly. But so good to drink now."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

86/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2012

92/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

88/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

"The 2010 Ateo, a Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, is striking in this great vintage. Firm tannins support expressive dark fruit, wild flowers, mint, sage and blackberries. Although a wine more of region than variety, the 2010 impresses for its vibrant, structured personality and impeccable class. A big, full-throttle finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2009

88/100

"The 2009 Ateo (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) is a juicy, immediate wine best suited for drinking over the next handful of years. It shows excellent up-front intensity, but then loses some persistence on the mid-palate and finish. Freshly cut flowers and mint give the dark berry fruit an attractive sense of lift. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2008

90/100

"The 2008 Ateo (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals gorgeous dark red fruit, herbs, cassis, cedar and sweet spices. This is a fairly compact Ateo – not surprising considering the vintage – yet it shows plenty of concentration, depth and sheer muscle. It is a terrific effort in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

91/100

"The estate’s 2007 Ateo is Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot now that the Sangiovese has been eliminated from the blend. Although the wine is made from international varieties here those grapes speak with a distinctly Tuscan accent. Plummy dark fruit leads to sweet herbs, spices, earthiness and minerals as this rich, deep wine opens up in the glass. This is one of the few 2007s that will actually benefit from another year or so in bottle. It is gorgeous stuff! Anticipated maturity: 2011-2019."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

90/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

89/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

90/100

"Ciacci’s 2003 Ateo, a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot, is a potent effort bursting with intense, concentrated sweet dark fruit, licorice and underbrush flavors. While it shows the heat of the vintage, the higher acidity of the Sangiovese provides freshness and gives the wine a beautiful sense of harmony. It should be even better after a few years in the bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"The 2001 Ateo, the house Sangiovese-Cabernet blend, is, for me, the best to date, a dark ruby with warm and spicy notes of red and black currants, rosemary and thyme, and minerals. The powerful, sustained palate is sizeable and of excellent intensity. Drink: 2004-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1992

92/100

"Mama Mia! The 1999 Ateo is a brilliant effort from this prodigious producer. It is a blend of 45% Sangiovese, 35% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine possesses a deep, saturated garnet/plum color in addition to a pure, sweet bouquet of saddle leather aromas intertwined with black currants, licorice, tobacco, and plums. Elegant yet powerful, medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannin and enough acidity to provide definition, it can be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

93/100

"The 1998 Ateo (a blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a gloriously ripe, full-bodied, velvety-textured effort with a dark ruby/purple color, plenty of smoky, earthy, blackberry, cherry, and currant fruit, a touch of graphite, decent acidity, and a seamless, opulent, voluptuous finish. This compelling wine is meant to be drunk over the next 10-12 years." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2013

89/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo

Nel 1989, tra due annate eccellenti, nasce l'ATEO come rifiuto dogmatico a produrre Brunello in un'annata non ottimale e in concomitanza con la prima vendemmia dai vigneti con uve di Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot.

Questo vino diventato un classico della produzione aziendale, si differenzia attraverso una lunga fermentazione ed un invecchiamento effettuato in botticelle di rovere.

Con l’ annata 2007 viene eliminato il Sangiovese dal blend delle uve originali utilizzate, per intraprendere un percorso evolutivo concentrato sui due vitigni restanti; continua così lo studio e la crescita di un vino che si presenta oggi ai suoi estimatori attraverso una etichetta rinnovata.

Vigneti:

2,18 ettari di merlot e 1,70 ettari di cabernet sauvignon, situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro, di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m.

Vitigno:

Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot di seconda generazione toscana.

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

In recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In Barriques francesi ed americane e botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 85 hl per circa 18 mesi

Colore:

Rosso rubino intenso

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Importante unione di profumi prevalentemente erbacei e di frutta matura a bacca rossa, completati e bilanciati da piacevoli note speziate. Strutturato, di corpo, equilibrato, abbastanza morbido con tannini pronunciati; vino con grande personalità e buona persistenza finale.

Servizio:

18°C, servire in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatutra.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Primi elaborati a base di sughi con carni rosse o secondi piatti strutturati come arrosti di maiale ed agnello.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

85/100

"Aromas of lettuce and berries. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium, austere finish. A bit rough now, but should improve with bottle age. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 2,370 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

88/100

"Attractive blackberry and cherry aromas, with a hint of tarragon. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a silky aftertaste. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 3,200 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                               

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

85/100

"Ripe red fruit, with hints of dried herb and vanilla on the nose. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a fruity finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now. 3,200 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"Loads of black licorice and berry on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with lots of chewy tannins and a long, rich finish. Serious. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet. Best after 2005. 2,300 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

89/100

"A pretty wine with cherry, meat and hints of spices. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long, fresh finish. A well-made, caressing 2002. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2006 through 2009. 1,000 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

88/100

"Bubbling over with blackberry, coffee and light hints of oak. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2007. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                        

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

88/100

"Rich and jammy, with a slight stewed fruit character. Full and round. A bit one-dimensional, but likable. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2009. 1,080 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

87/100

"Blackberry and licorice aromas follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2010. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                   

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

88/100

"Berry and green tobacco aromas follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a light coffee and berry finish. Little short, but delicious. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. Best after 2010. 550 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

89/100

"Bright cherry, raspberry and tomato leaf flavors pick up light spice accents in this version, finishing with dusty tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2018. 1,500 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

90/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

90/100

"Lots of berry, with hints of lightly toasted oak and violets. Full body, with velvety tannins and juicy, delicious. Another year will soften the tannins slightly. But so good to drink now."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

86/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2012

92/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

88/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

"The 2010 Ateo, a Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, is striking in this great vintage. Firm tannins support expressive dark fruit, wild flowers, mint, sage and blackberries. Although a wine more of region than variety, the 2010 impresses for its vibrant, structured personality and impeccable class. A big, full-throttle finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2009

88/100

"The 2009 Ateo (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) is a juicy, immediate wine best suited for drinking over the next handful of years. It shows excellent up-front intensity, but then loses some persistence on the mid-palate and finish. Freshly cut flowers and mint give the dark berry fruit an attractive sense of lift. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2008

90/100

"The 2008 Ateo (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals gorgeous dark red fruit, herbs, cassis, cedar and sweet spices. This is a fairly compact Ateo – not surprising considering the vintage – yet it shows plenty of concentration, depth and sheer muscle. It is a terrific effort in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

91/100

"The estate’s 2007 Ateo is Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot now that the Sangiovese has been eliminated from the blend. Although the wine is made from international varieties here those grapes speak with a distinctly Tuscan accent. Plummy dark fruit leads to sweet herbs, spices, earthiness and minerals as this rich, deep wine opens up in the glass. This is one of the few 2007s that will actually benefit from another year or so in bottle. It is gorgeous stuff! Anticipated maturity: 2011-2019."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

90/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

89/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

90/100

"Ciacci’s 2003 Ateo, a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot, is a potent effort bursting with intense, concentrated sweet dark fruit, licorice and underbrush flavors. While it shows the heat of the vintage, the higher acidity of the Sangiovese provides freshness and gives the wine a beautiful sense of harmony. It should be even better after a few years in the bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"The 2001 Ateo, the house Sangiovese-Cabernet blend, is, for me, the best to date, a dark ruby with warm and spicy notes of red and black currants, rosemary and thyme, and minerals. The powerful, sustained palate is sizeable and of excellent intensity. Drink: 2004-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1992

92/100

"Mama Mia! The 1999 Ateo is a brilliant effort from this prodigious producer. It is a blend of 45% Sangiovese, 35% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine possesses a deep, saturated garnet/plum color in addition to a pure, sweet bouquet of saddle leather aromas intertwined with black currants, licorice, tobacco, and plums. Elegant yet powerful, medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannin and enough acidity to provide definition, it can be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

93/100

"The 1998 Ateo (a blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a gloriously ripe, full-bodied, velvety-textured effort with a dark ruby/purple color, plenty of smoky, earthy, blackberry, cherry, and currant fruit, a touch of graphite, decent acidity, and a seamless, opulent, voluptuous finish. This compelling wine is meant to be drunk over the next 10-12 years." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2013

89/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo

Nel 1989, tra due annate eccellenti, nasce l'ATEO come rifiuto dogmatico a produrre Brunello in un'annata non ottimale e in concomitanza con la prima vendemmia dai vigneti con uve di Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot.

Questo vino diventato un classico della produzione aziendale, si differenzia attraverso una lunga fermentazione ed un invecchiamento effettuato in botticelle di rovere.

Con l’ annata 2007 viene eliminato il Sangiovese dal blend delle uve originali utilizzate, per intraprendere un percorso evolutivo concentrato sui due vitigni restanti; continua così lo studio e la crescita di un vino che si presenta oggi ai suoi estimatori attraverso una etichetta rinnovata.

Vigneti:

2,18 ettari di merlot e 1,70 ettari di cabernet sauvignon, situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro, di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m.

Vitigno:

Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot di seconda generazione toscana.

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

In recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In Barriques francesi ed americane e botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 85 hl per circa 18 mesi

Colore:

Rosso rubino intenso

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Importante unione di profumi prevalentemente erbacei e di frutta matura a bacca rossa, completati e bilanciati da piacevoli note speziate. Strutturato, di corpo, equilibrato, abbastanza morbido con tannini pronunciati; vino con grande personalità e buona persistenza finale.

Servizio:

18°C, servire in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatutra.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Primi elaborati a base di sughi con carni rosse o secondi piatti strutturati come arrosti di maiale ed agnello.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

85/100

"Aromas of lettuce and berries. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium, austere finish. A bit rough now, but should improve with bottle age. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 2,370 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

88/100

"Attractive blackberry and cherry aromas, with a hint of tarragon. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a silky aftertaste. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 3,200 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                               

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

85/100

"Ripe red fruit, with hints of dried herb and vanilla on the nose. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a fruity finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now. 3,200 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"Loads of black licorice and berry on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with lots of chewy tannins and a long, rich finish. Serious. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet. Best after 2005. 2,300 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

89/100

"A pretty wine with cherry, meat and hints of spices. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long, fresh finish. A well-made, caressing 2002. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2006 through 2009. 1,000 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

88/100

"Bubbling over with blackberry, coffee and light hints of oak. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2007. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                        

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

88/100

"Rich and jammy, with a slight stewed fruit character. Full and round. A bit one-dimensional, but likable. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2009. 1,080 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

87/100

"Blackberry and licorice aromas follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2010. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                   

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

88/100

"Berry and green tobacco aromas follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a light coffee and berry finish. Little short, but delicious. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. Best after 2010. 550 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

89/100

"Bright cherry, raspberry and tomato leaf flavors pick up light spice accents in this version, finishing with dusty tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2018. 1,500 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

90/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

90/100

"Lots of berry, with hints of lightly toasted oak and violets. Full body, with velvety tannins and juicy, delicious. Another year will soften the tannins slightly. But so good to drink now."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

86/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2012

92/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

88/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

"The 2010 Ateo, a Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, is striking in this great vintage. Firm tannins support expressive dark fruit, wild flowers, mint, sage and blackberries. Although a wine more of region than variety, the 2010 impresses for its vibrant, structured personality and impeccable class. A big, full-throttle finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2009

88/100

"The 2009 Ateo (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) is a juicy, immediate wine best suited for drinking over the next handful of years. It shows excellent up-front intensity, but then loses some persistence on the mid-palate and finish. Freshly cut flowers and mint give the dark berry fruit an attractive sense of lift. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2008

90/100

"The 2008 Ateo (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals gorgeous dark red fruit, herbs, cassis, cedar and sweet spices. This is a fairly compact Ateo – not surprising considering the vintage – yet it shows plenty of concentration, depth and sheer muscle. It is a terrific effort in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

91/100

"The estate’s 2007 Ateo is Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot now that the Sangiovese has been eliminated from the blend. Although the wine is made from international varieties here those grapes speak with a distinctly Tuscan accent. Plummy dark fruit leads to sweet herbs, spices, earthiness and minerals as this rich, deep wine opens up in the glass. This is one of the few 2007s that will actually benefit from another year or so in bottle. It is gorgeous stuff! Anticipated maturity: 2011-2019."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

90/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

89/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

90/100

"Ciacci’s 2003 Ateo, a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot, is a potent effort bursting with intense, concentrated sweet dark fruit, licorice and underbrush flavors. While it shows the heat of the vintage, the higher acidity of the Sangiovese provides freshness and gives the wine a beautiful sense of harmony. It should be even better after a few years in the bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"The 2001 Ateo, the house Sangiovese-Cabernet blend, is, for me, the best to date, a dark ruby with warm and spicy notes of red and black currants, rosemary and thyme, and minerals. The powerful, sustained palate is sizeable and of excellent intensity. Drink: 2004-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1992

92/100

"Mama Mia! The 1999 Ateo is a brilliant effort from this prodigious producer. It is a blend of 45% Sangiovese, 35% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine possesses a deep, saturated garnet/plum color in addition to a pure, sweet bouquet of saddle leather aromas intertwined with black currants, licorice, tobacco, and plums. Elegant yet powerful, medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannin and enough acidity to provide definition, it can be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

93/100

"The 1998 Ateo (a blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a gloriously ripe, full-bodied, velvety-textured effort with a dark ruby/purple color, plenty of smoky, earthy, blackberry, cherry, and currant fruit, a touch of graphite, decent acidity, and a seamless, opulent, voluptuous finish. This compelling wine is meant to be drunk over the next 10-12 years." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2013

89/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo

Nel 1989, tra due annate eccellenti, nasce l'ATEO come rifiuto dogmatico a produrre Brunello in un'annata non ottimale e in concomitanza con la prima vendemmia dai vigneti con uve di Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot.

Questo vino diventato un classico della produzione aziendale, si differenzia attraverso una lunga fermentazione ed un invecchiamento effettuato in botticelle di rovere.

Con l’ annata 2007 viene eliminato il Sangiovese dal blend delle uve originali utilizzate, per intraprendere un percorso evolutivo concentrato sui due vitigni restanti; continua così lo studio e la crescita di un vino che si presenta oggi ai suoi estimatori attraverso una etichetta rinnovata.

Vigneti:

2,18 ettari di merlot e 1,70 ettari di cabernet sauvignon, situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro, di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m.

Vitigno:

Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot di seconda generazione toscana.

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

In recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In Barriques francesi ed americane e botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 85 hl per circa 18 mesi

Colore:

Rosso rubino intenso

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Importante unione di profumi prevalentemente erbacei e di frutta matura a bacca rossa, completati e bilanciati da piacevoli note speziate. Strutturato, di corpo, equilibrato, abbastanza morbido con tannini pronunciati; vino con grande personalità e buona persistenza finale.

Servizio:

18°C, servire in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatutra.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Primi elaborati a base di sughi con carni rosse o secondi piatti strutturati come arrosti di maiale ed agnello.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

85/100

"Aromas of lettuce and berries. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium, austere finish. A bit rough now, but should improve with bottle age. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 2,370 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

88/100

"Attractive blackberry and cherry aromas, with a hint of tarragon. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a silky aftertaste. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 3,200 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                               

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

85/100

"Ripe red fruit, with hints of dried herb and vanilla on the nose. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a fruity finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now. 3,200 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"Loads of black licorice and berry on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with lots of chewy tannins and a long, rich finish. Serious. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet. Best after 2005. 2,300 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

89/100

"A pretty wine with cherry, meat and hints of spices. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long, fresh finish. A well-made, caressing 2002. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2006 through 2009. 1,000 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

88/100

"Bubbling over with blackberry, coffee and light hints of oak. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2007. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                        

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

88/100

"Rich and jammy, with a slight stewed fruit character. Full and round. A bit one-dimensional, but likable. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2009. 1,080 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

87/100

"Blackberry and licorice aromas follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2010. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                   

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

88/100

"Berry and green tobacco aromas follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a light coffee and berry finish. Little short, but delicious. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. Best after 2010. 550 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

89/100

"Bright cherry, raspberry and tomato leaf flavors pick up light spice accents in this version, finishing with dusty tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2018. 1,500 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

90/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

90/100

"Lots of berry, with hints of lightly toasted oak and violets. Full body, with velvety tannins and juicy, delicious. Another year will soften the tannins slightly. But so good to drink now."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

86/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2012

92/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

88/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

"The 2010 Ateo, a Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, is striking in this great vintage. Firm tannins support expressive dark fruit, wild flowers, mint, sage and blackberries. Although a wine more of region than variety, the 2010 impresses for its vibrant, structured personality and impeccable class. A big, full-throttle finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2009

88/100

"The 2009 Ateo (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) is a juicy, immediate wine best suited for drinking over the next handful of years. It shows excellent up-front intensity, but then loses some persistence on the mid-palate and finish. Freshly cut flowers and mint give the dark berry fruit an attractive sense of lift. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2008

90/100

"The 2008 Ateo (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals gorgeous dark red fruit, herbs, cassis, cedar and sweet spices. This is a fairly compact Ateo – not surprising considering the vintage – yet it shows plenty of concentration, depth and sheer muscle. It is a terrific effort in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

91/100

"The estate’s 2007 Ateo is Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot now that the Sangiovese has been eliminated from the blend. Although the wine is made from international varieties here those grapes speak with a distinctly Tuscan accent. Plummy dark fruit leads to sweet herbs, spices, earthiness and minerals as this rich, deep wine opens up in the glass. This is one of the few 2007s that will actually benefit from another year or so in bottle. It is gorgeous stuff! Anticipated maturity: 2011-2019."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

90/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

89/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

90/100

"Ciacci’s 2003 Ateo, a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot, is a potent effort bursting with intense, concentrated sweet dark fruit, licorice and underbrush flavors. While it shows the heat of the vintage, the higher acidity of the Sangiovese provides freshness and gives the wine a beautiful sense of harmony. It should be even better after a few years in the bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"The 2001 Ateo, the house Sangiovese-Cabernet blend, is, for me, the best to date, a dark ruby with warm and spicy notes of red and black currants, rosemary and thyme, and minerals. The powerful, sustained palate is sizeable and of excellent intensity. Drink: 2004-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1992

92/100

"Mama Mia! The 1999 Ateo is a brilliant effort from this prodigious producer. It is a blend of 45% Sangiovese, 35% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine possesses a deep, saturated garnet/plum color in addition to a pure, sweet bouquet of saddle leather aromas intertwined with black currants, licorice, tobacco, and plums. Elegant yet powerful, medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannin and enough acidity to provide definition, it can be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

93/100

"The 1998 Ateo (a blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a gloriously ripe, full-bodied, velvety-textured effort with a dark ruby/purple color, plenty of smoky, earthy, blackberry, cherry, and currant fruit, a touch of graphite, decent acidity, and a seamless, opulent, voluptuous finish. This compelling wine is meant to be drunk over the next 10-12 years." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2013

89/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo

Nel 1989, tra due annate eccellenti, nasce l'ATEO come rifiuto dogmatico a produrre Brunello in un'annata non ottimale e in concomitanza con la prima vendemmia dai vigneti con uve di Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot.

Questo vino diventato un classico della produzione aziendale, si differenzia attraverso una lunga fermentazione ed un invecchiamento effettuato in botticelle di rovere.

Con l’ annata 2007 viene eliminato il Sangiovese dal blend delle uve originali utilizzate, per intraprendere un percorso evolutivo concentrato sui due vitigni restanti; continua così lo studio e la crescita di un vino che si presenta oggi ai suoi estimatori attraverso una etichetta rinnovata.

Vigneti:

2,18 ettari di merlot e 1,70 ettari di cabernet sauvignon, situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro, di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m.

Vitigno:

Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot di seconda generazione toscana.

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

In recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In Barriques francesi ed americane e botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 85 hl per circa 18 mesi

Colore:

Rosso rubino intenso

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Importante unione di profumi prevalentemente erbacei e di frutta matura a bacca rossa, completati e bilanciati da piacevoli note speziate. Strutturato, di corpo, equilibrato, abbastanza morbido con tannini pronunciati; vino con grande personalità e buona persistenza finale.

Servizio:

18°C, servire in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatutra.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Primi elaborati a base di sughi con carni rosse o secondi piatti strutturati come arrosti di maiale ed agnello.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

85/100

"Aromas of lettuce and berries. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium, austere finish. A bit rough now, but should improve with bottle age. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 2,370 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

88/100

"Attractive blackberry and cherry aromas, with a hint of tarragon. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a silky aftertaste. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 3,200 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                               

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

85/100

"Ripe red fruit, with hints of dried herb and vanilla on the nose. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a fruity finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now. 3,200 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"Loads of black licorice and berry on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with lots of chewy tannins and a long, rich finish. Serious. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet. Best after 2005. 2,300 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

89/100

"A pretty wine with cherry, meat and hints of spices. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long, fresh finish. A well-made, caressing 2002. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2006 through 2009. 1,000 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

88/100

"Bubbling over with blackberry, coffee and light hints of oak. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2007. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                        

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

88/100

"Rich and jammy, with a slight stewed fruit character. Full and round. A bit one-dimensional, but likable. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2009. 1,080 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

87/100

"Blackberry and licorice aromas follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2010. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                   

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

88/100

"Berry and green tobacco aromas follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a light coffee and berry finish. Little short, but delicious. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. Best after 2010. 550 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

89/100

"Bright cherry, raspberry and tomato leaf flavors pick up light spice accents in this version, finishing with dusty tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2018. 1,500 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

90/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

90/100

"Lots of berry, with hints of lightly toasted oak and violets. Full body, with velvety tannins and juicy, delicious. Another year will soften the tannins slightly. But so good to drink now."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

86/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2012

92/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

88/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

"The 2010 Ateo, a Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, is striking in this great vintage. Firm tannins support expressive dark fruit, wild flowers, mint, sage and blackberries. Although a wine more of region than variety, the 2010 impresses for its vibrant, structured personality and impeccable class. A big, full-throttle finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2009

88/100

"The 2009 Ateo (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) is a juicy, immediate wine best suited for drinking over the next handful of years. It shows excellent up-front intensity, but then loses some persistence on the mid-palate and finish. Freshly cut flowers and mint give the dark berry fruit an attractive sense of lift. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2008

90/100

"The 2008 Ateo (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals gorgeous dark red fruit, herbs, cassis, cedar and sweet spices. This is a fairly compact Ateo – not surprising considering the vintage – yet it shows plenty of concentration, depth and sheer muscle. It is a terrific effort in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

91/100

"The estate’s 2007 Ateo is Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot now that the Sangiovese has been eliminated from the blend. Although the wine is made from international varieties here those grapes speak with a distinctly Tuscan accent. Plummy dark fruit leads to sweet herbs, spices, earthiness and minerals as this rich, deep wine opens up in the glass. This is one of the few 2007s that will actually benefit from another year or so in bottle. It is gorgeous stuff! Anticipated maturity: 2011-2019."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

90/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

89/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

90/100

"Ciacci’s 2003 Ateo, a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot, is a potent effort bursting with intense, concentrated sweet dark fruit, licorice and underbrush flavors. While it shows the heat of the vintage, the higher acidity of the Sangiovese provides freshness and gives the wine a beautiful sense of harmony. It should be even better after a few years in the bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"The 2001 Ateo, the house Sangiovese-Cabernet blend, is, for me, the best to date, a dark ruby with warm and spicy notes of red and black currants, rosemary and thyme, and minerals. The powerful, sustained palate is sizeable and of excellent intensity. Drink: 2004-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1992

92/100

"Mama Mia! The 1999 Ateo is a brilliant effort from this prodigious producer. It is a blend of 45% Sangiovese, 35% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine possesses a deep, saturated garnet/plum color in addition to a pure, sweet bouquet of saddle leather aromas intertwined with black currants, licorice, tobacco, and plums. Elegant yet powerful, medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannin and enough acidity to provide definition, it can be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

93/100

"The 1998 Ateo (a blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a gloriously ripe, full-bodied, velvety-textured effort with a dark ruby/purple color, plenty of smoky, earthy, blackberry, cherry, and currant fruit, a touch of graphite, decent acidity, and a seamless, opulent, voluptuous finish. This compelling wine is meant to be drunk over the next 10-12 years." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2013

89/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo

Nel 1989, tra due annate eccellenti, nasce l'ATEO come rifiuto dogmatico a produrre Brunello in un'annata non ottimale e in concomitanza con la prima vendemmia dai vigneti con uve di Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot.

Questo vino diventato un classico della produzione aziendale, si differenzia attraverso una lunga fermentazione ed un invecchiamento effettuato in botticelle di rovere.

Con l’ annata 2007 viene eliminato il Sangiovese dal blend delle uve originali utilizzate, per intraprendere un percorso evolutivo concentrato sui due vitigni restanti; continua così lo studio e la crescita di un vino che si presenta oggi ai suoi estimatori attraverso una etichetta rinnovata.

Vigneti:

terreni di medio impasto e galestro, di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m.

Vitigno:

Sangiovese 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25%, Merlot 25%.

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

In recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In Barriques francesi ed americane e botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 85 hl per circa 18 mesi

Colore:

Rosso rubino intenso

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Importante unione di profumi prevalentemente erbacei e di frutta matura a bacca rossa, completati e bilanciati da piacevoli note speziate. Strutturato, di corpo, equilibrato, abbastanza morbido con tannini pronunciati; vino con grande personalità e buona persistenza finale.

Servizio:

18°C, servire in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatutra.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Primi elaborati a base di sughi con carni rosse o secondi piatti strutturati come arrosti di maiale ed agnello.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

85/100

"Aromas of lettuce and berries. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium, austere finish. A bit rough now, but should improve with bottle age. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 2,370 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

88/100

"Attractive blackberry and cherry aromas, with a hint of tarragon. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a silky aftertaste. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 3,200 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                               

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

85/100

"Ripe red fruit, with hints of dried herb and vanilla on the nose. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a fruity finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now. 3,200 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"Loads of black licorice and berry on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with lots of chewy tannins and a long, rich finish. Serious. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet. Best after 2005. 2,300 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

89/100

"A pretty wine with cherry, meat and hints of spices. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long, fresh finish. A well-made, caressing 2002. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2006 through 2009. 1,000 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

88/100

"Bubbling over with blackberry, coffee and light hints of oak. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2007. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                        

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

88/100

"Rich and jammy, with a slight stewed fruit character. Full and round. A bit one-dimensional, but likable. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2009. 1,080 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

87/100

"Blackberry and licorice aromas follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2010. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                   

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

88/100

"Berry and green tobacco aromas follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a light coffee and berry finish. Little short, but delicious. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. Best after 2010. 550 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

89/100

"Bright cherry, raspberry and tomato leaf flavors pick up light spice accents in this version, finishing with dusty tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2018. 1,500 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

90/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

90/100

"Lots of berry, with hints of lightly toasted oak and violets. Full body, with velvety tannins and juicy, delicious. Another year will soften the tannins slightly. But so good to drink now."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

86/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2012

92/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

88/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

"The 2010 Ateo, a Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, is striking in this great vintage. Firm tannins support expressive dark fruit, wild flowers, mint, sage and blackberries. Although a wine more of region than variety, the 2010 impresses for its vibrant, structured personality and impeccable class. A big, full-throttle finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2009

88/100

"The 2009 Ateo (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) is a juicy, immediate wine best suited for drinking over the next handful of years. It shows excellent up-front intensity, but then loses some persistence on the mid-palate and finish. Freshly cut flowers and mint give the dark berry fruit an attractive sense of lift. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2008

90/100

"The 2008 Ateo (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals gorgeous dark red fruit, herbs, cassis, cedar and sweet spices. This is a fairly compact Ateo – not surprising considering the vintage – yet it shows plenty of concentration, depth and sheer muscle. It is a terrific effort in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

91/100

"The estate’s 2007 Ateo is Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot now that the Sangiovese has been eliminated from the blend. Although the wine is made from international varieties here those grapes speak with a distinctly Tuscan accent. Plummy dark fruit leads to sweet herbs, spices, earthiness and minerals as this rich, deep wine opens up in the glass. This is one of the few 2007s that will actually benefit from another year or so in bottle. It is gorgeous stuff! Anticipated maturity: 2011-2019."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

90/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

89/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

90/100

"Ciacci’s 2003 Ateo, a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot, is a potent effort bursting with intense, concentrated sweet dark fruit, licorice and underbrush flavors. While it shows the heat of the vintage, the higher acidity of the Sangiovese provides freshness and gives the wine a beautiful sense of harmony. It should be even better after a few years in the bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"The 2001 Ateo, the house Sangiovese-Cabernet blend, is, for me, the best to date, a dark ruby with warm and spicy notes of red and black currants, rosemary and thyme, and minerals. The powerful, sustained palate is sizeable and of excellent intensity. Drink: 2004-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1992

92/100

"Mama Mia! The 1999 Ateo is a brilliant effort from this prodigious producer. It is a blend of 45% Sangiovese, 35% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine possesses a deep, saturated garnet/plum color in addition to a pure, sweet bouquet of saddle leather aromas intertwined with black currants, licorice, tobacco, and plums. Elegant yet powerful, medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannin and enough acidity to provide definition, it can be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

93/100

"The 1998 Ateo (a blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a gloriously ripe, full-bodied, velvety-textured effort with a dark ruby/purple color, plenty of smoky, earthy, blackberry, cherry, and currant fruit, a touch of graphite, decent acidity, and a seamless, opulent, voluptuous finish. This compelling wine is meant to be drunk over the next 10-12 years." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2013

89/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo

Nel 1989, tra due annate eccellenti, nasce l'ATEO come rifiuto dogmatico a produrre Brunello in un'annata non ottimale e in concomitanza con la prima vendemmia dai vigneti con uve di Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot.

Questo vino diventato un classico della produzione aziendale, si differenzia attraverso una lunga fermentazione ed un invecchiamento effettuato in botticelle di rovere.

Con l’ annata 2007 viene eliminato il Sangiovese dal blend delle uve originali utilizzate, per intraprendere un percorso evolutivo concentrato sui due vitigni restanti; continua così lo studio e la crescita di un vino che si presenta oggi ai suoi estimatori attraverso una etichetta rinnovata.

Vigneti:

terreni di medio impasto e galestro, di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m.

Vitigno:

Sangiovese 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25%, Merlot 25%

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

In recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In Barriques francesi ed americane e botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 85 hl per circa 18 mesi

Colore:

Rosso rubino intenso

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Importante unione di profumi prevalentemente erbacei e di frutta matura a bacca rossa, completati e bilanciati da piacevoli note speziate. Strutturato, di corpo, equilibrato, abbastanza morbido con tannini pronunciati; vino con grande personalità e buona persistenza finale.

Servizio:

18°C, servire in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatutra.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Primi elaborati a base di sughi con carni rosse o secondi piatti strutturati come arrosti di maiale ed agnello.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

85/100

"Aromas of lettuce and berries. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium, austere finish. A bit rough now, but should improve with bottle age. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 2,370 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

88/100

"Attractive blackberry and cherry aromas, with a hint of tarragon. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a silky aftertaste. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 3,200 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                               

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

85/100

"Ripe red fruit, with hints of dried herb and vanilla on the nose. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a fruity finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now. 3,200 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"Loads of black licorice and berry on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with lots of chewy tannins and a long, rich finish. Serious. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet. Best after 2005. 2,300 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

89/100

"A pretty wine with cherry, meat and hints of spices. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long, fresh finish. A well-made, caressing 2002. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2006 through 2009. 1,000 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

88/100

"Bubbling over with blackberry, coffee and light hints of oak. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2007. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                        

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

88/100

"Rich and jammy, with a slight stewed fruit character. Full and round. A bit one-dimensional, but likable. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2009. 1,080 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

87/100

"Blackberry and licorice aromas follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2010. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                   

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

88/100

"Berry and green tobacco aromas follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a light coffee and berry finish. Little short, but delicious. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. Best after 2010. 550 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

89/100

"Bright cherry, raspberry and tomato leaf flavors pick up light spice accents in this version, finishing with dusty tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2018. 1,500 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

90/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

90/100

"Lots of berry, with hints of lightly toasted oak and violets. Full body, with velvety tannins and juicy, delicious. Another year will soften the tannins slightly. But so good to drink now."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

86/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2012

92/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

88/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

"The 2010 Ateo, a Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, is striking in this great vintage. Firm tannins support expressive dark fruit, wild flowers, mint, sage and blackberries. Although a wine more of region than variety, the 2010 impresses for its vibrant, structured personality and impeccable class. A big, full-throttle finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2009

88/100

"The 2009 Ateo (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) is a juicy, immediate wine best suited for drinking over the next handful of years. It shows excellent up-front intensity, but then loses some persistence on the mid-palate and finish. Freshly cut flowers and mint give the dark berry fruit an attractive sense of lift. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2008

90/100

"The 2008 Ateo (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals gorgeous dark red fruit, herbs, cassis, cedar and sweet spices. This is a fairly compact Ateo – not surprising considering the vintage – yet it shows plenty of concentration, depth and sheer muscle. It is a terrific effort in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

91/100

"The estate’s 2007 Ateo is Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot now that the Sangiovese has been eliminated from the blend. Although the wine is made from international varieties here those grapes speak with a distinctly Tuscan accent. Plummy dark fruit leads to sweet herbs, spices, earthiness and minerals as this rich, deep wine opens up in the glass. This is one of the few 2007s that will actually benefit from another year or so in bottle. It is gorgeous stuff! Anticipated maturity: 2011-2019."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

90/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

89/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

90/100

"Ciacci’s 2003 Ateo, a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot, is a potent effort bursting with intense, concentrated sweet dark fruit, licorice and underbrush flavors. While it shows the heat of the vintage, the higher acidity of the Sangiovese provides freshness and gives the wine a beautiful sense of harmony. It should be even better after a few years in the bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"The 2001 Ateo, the house Sangiovese-Cabernet blend, is, for me, the best to date, a dark ruby with warm and spicy notes of red and black currants, rosemary and thyme, and minerals. The powerful, sustained palate is sizeable and of excellent intensity. Drink: 2004-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1992

92/100

"Mama Mia! The 1999 Ateo is a brilliant effort from this prodigious producer. It is a blend of 45% Sangiovese, 35% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine possesses a deep, saturated garnet/plum color in addition to a pure, sweet bouquet of saddle leather aromas intertwined with black currants, licorice, tobacco, and plums. Elegant yet powerful, medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannin and enough acidity to provide definition, it can be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

93/100

"The 1998 Ateo (a blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a gloriously ripe, full-bodied, velvety-textured effort with a dark ruby/purple color, plenty of smoky, earthy, blackberry, cherry, and currant fruit, a touch of graphite, decent acidity, and a seamless, opulent, voluptuous finish. This compelling wine is meant to be drunk over the next 10-12 years." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2013

89/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo

Nel 1989, tra due annate eccellenti, nasce l'ATEO come rifiuto dogmatico a produrre Brunello in un'annata non ottimale e in concomitanza con la prima vendemmia dai vigneti con uve di Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot.

Questo vino diventato un classico della produzione aziendale, si differenzia attraverso una lunga fermentazione ed un invecchiamento effettuato in botticelle di rovere.

Con l’ annata 2007 viene eliminato il Sangiovese dal blend delle uve originali utilizzate, per intraprendere un percorso evolutivo concentrato sui due vitigni restanti; continua così lo studio e la crescita di un vino che si presenta oggi ai suoi estimatori attraverso una etichetta rinnovata.

Vigneti:

terreni di medio impasto e galestro, di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m.

Vitigno:

Sangiovese 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25%, Merlot 25%

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

In recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In Barriques francesi ed americane e botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 85 hl per circa 18 mesi

Colore:

Rosso rubino intenso

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Importante unione di profumi prevalentemente erbacei e di frutta matura a bacca rossa, completati e bilanciati da piacevoli note speziate. Strutturato, di corpo, equilibrato, abbastanza morbido con tannini pronunciati; vino con grande personalità e buona persistenza finale.

Servizio:

18°C, servire in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatutra.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Primi elaborati a base di sughi con carni rosse o secondi piatti strutturati come arrosti di maiale ed agnello.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

85/100

"Aromas of lettuce and berries. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium, austere finish. A bit rough now, but should improve with bottle age. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 2,370 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

88/100

"Attractive blackberry and cherry aromas, with a hint of tarragon. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a silky aftertaste. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 3,200 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                               

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

85/100

"Ripe red fruit, with hints of dried herb and vanilla on the nose. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a fruity finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now. 3,200 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"Loads of black licorice and berry on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with lots of chewy tannins and a long, rich finish. Serious. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet. Best after 2005. 2,300 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                  

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

89/100

"A pretty wine with cherry, meat and hints of spices. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long, fresh finish. A well-made, caressing 2002. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2006 through 2009. 1,000 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

88/100

"Bubbling over with blackberry, coffee and light hints of oak. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2007. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                        

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

88/100

"Rich and jammy, with a slight stewed fruit character. Full and round. A bit one-dimensional, but likable. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2009. 1,080 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

87/100

"Blackberry and licorice aromas follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2010. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                   

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

88/100

"Berry and green tobacco aromas follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a light coffee and berry finish. Little short, but delicious. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. Best after 2010. 550 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                       

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

89/100

"Bright cherry, raspberry and tomato leaf flavors pick up light spice accents in this version, finishing with dusty tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2018. 1,500 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

90/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

★★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

★★

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2002

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

90/100

"Lots of berry, with hints of lightly toasted oak and violets. Full body, with velvety tannins and juicy, delicious. Another year will soften the tannins slightly. But so good to drink now."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1997

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1999

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2000

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2004

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2004

86/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2012

92/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2011

88/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2010

91/100

"The 2010 Ateo, a Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, is striking in this great vintage. Firm tannins support expressive dark fruit, wild flowers, mint, sage and blackberries. Although a wine more of region than variety, the 2010 impresses for its vibrant, structured personality and impeccable class. A big, full-throttle finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2009

88/100

"The 2009 Ateo (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) is a juicy, immediate wine best suited for drinking over the next handful of years. It shows excellent up-front intensity, but then loses some persistence on the mid-palate and finish. Freshly cut flowers and mint give the dark berry fruit an attractive sense of lift. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2008

90/100

"The 2008 Ateo (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals gorgeous dark red fruit, herbs, cassis, cedar and sweet spices. This is a fairly compact Ateo – not surprising considering the vintage – yet it shows plenty of concentration, depth and sheer muscle. It is a terrific effort in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2007

91/100

"The estate’s 2007 Ateo is Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot now that the Sangiovese has been eliminated from the blend. Although the wine is made from international varieties here those grapes speak with a distinctly Tuscan accent. Plummy dark fruit leads to sweet herbs, spices, earthiness and minerals as this rich, deep wine opens up in the glass. This is one of the few 2007s that will actually benefit from another year or so in bottle. It is gorgeous stuff! Anticipated maturity: 2011-2019."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2006

90/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2005

89/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2003

90/100

"Ciacci’s 2003 Ateo, a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot, is a potent effort bursting with intense, concentrated sweet dark fruit, licorice and underbrush flavors. While it shows the heat of the vintage, the higher acidity of the Sangiovese provides freshness and gives the wine a beautiful sense of harmony. It should be even better after a few years in the bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2001

91/100

"The 2001 Ateo, the house Sangiovese-Cabernet blend, is, for me, the best to date, a dark ruby with warm and spicy notes of red and black currants, rosemary and thyme, and minerals. The powerful, sustained palate is sizeable and of excellent intensity. Drink: 2004-2015." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1992

92/100

"Mama Mia! The 1999 Ateo is a brilliant effort from this prodigious producer. It is a blend of 45% Sangiovese, 35% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine possesses a deep, saturated garnet/plum color in addition to a pure, sweet bouquet of saddle leather aromas intertwined with black currants, licorice, tobacco, and plums. Elegant yet powerful, medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannin and enough acidity to provide definition, it can be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years."

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
1998

93/100

"The 1998 Ateo (a blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a gloriously ripe, full-bodied, velvety-textured effort with a dark ruby/purple color, plenty of smoky, earthy, blackberry, cherry, and currant fruit, a touch of graphite, decent acidity, and a seamless, opulent, voluptuous finish. This compelling wine is meant to be drunk over the next 10-12 years." 

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo
2013

89/100

Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo

Nel 1989, tra due annate eccellenti, nasce l'ATEO come rifiuto dogmatico a produrre Brunello in un'annata non ottimale e in concomitanza con la prima vendemmia dai vigneti con uve di Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot.

Questo vino diventato un classico della produzione aziendale, si differenzia attraverso una lunga fermentazione ed un invecchiamento effettuato in botticelle di rovere.

Con l’ annata 2007 viene eliminato il Sangiovese dal blend delle uve originali utilizzate, per intraprendere un percorso evolutivo concentrato sui due vitigni restanti; continua così lo studio e la crescita di un vino che si presenta oggi ai suoi estimatori attraverso una etichetta rinnovata.