Nectar Dei, our super-premium wine, an extraordinary cuvée of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot, was christened after the ancient name of the Nittardi estate discovered in a document from 1183. As is the tradition of Nittardi, the first bottles of this new wine were presented to Pope Benedict XVI — just as Michelangelo Buonarroti did in the 16th century when he, the owner of the estate at the time, paid tribute to the popes Julius II and Leo X by presenting them with, to use Michelangelo’s own words, “the genuine wine of Nittardi”.
Fermentation in 5 and 10.5-ton stainless steel tanks, followed by 24 months of aging in French barrique barrels, 6 month in a single concrete vat and subsequent six months of bottle aging.
Deep red with hues of purple, aromas of ripe black fruit, vanilla, tobacco and hints of spices as pink pepper; concentrated and complex flavors on the palate with a full and persistent finish. Excellently suited to all variations of red meat and game. Best served at approx. 18° C (64.5° F); uncork and decant 2 hours before serving.
• Country: Italy
• Region: Maremma
• Producer: Nittardi
• Winemaker: Léon Femfert
• Type: Still Red
• Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Syrah, Secret Varieties
• Vintage: 2016