Monte Antico Toscana 2009 [7 26452 00015 2]

Recommendation: Not recommended; It’s just an OK wine.

Winery/Producer: Santa Luca; Pontedera, Italy.

Grape Variety: 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Tuscany.

Vintage: 2009

Price: $7.99 (With a 20% discount)

Purchased From: Total Wine; Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Paired With: Grilled salmon, oven fried potatoes and brocolli


    He said: Opened 30 minutes before drinking. It was so bad I corked it and opened another bottle of wine. After a day in the refrigerator I had it with grilled salmon and it was “pretty good”. Opaque ruby red color. Dry, fairly well balanced, full body taste that finishes with a chalky (mineral), dark fruit flavor with a dry almost mouth puckering end. It was so bad when opened it that I’m reluctant to say it’s a good buy, but at $7.99 after sitting 24 hours it wasn’t bad. I would never buy this again, but after being opened 24 hours it was what I call OK, and although I don’t like to admit it, this wine is probably a decent buy at under $8.00!!! However; it still doesn’t get my recommendation as a buy.

    She said:


Alcohol: 13%