The boutique winery Nittardi lies between Castellina and Panzano in the heart of the Chianti Classico region and has also beautiful vineyards in Maremma. Nittardi was first mentioned as "Nectar Dei" in 1183. In the 16th century, the winery belonged to Michelangelo Buonarroti, who produced his own wine here. He is known to have sent some of his wine to the Pope in Rome as a "genuine gift".
Nectar Dei is the Super Premium Wine of Nittardi and was christened with the ancient name of Nittardi from 1183, and, following tradition, the first bottles of Nectar Dei are offered to Pope Francesco. The wine is a DOC Maremma Toscana, an upcoming appellation for wines from the Tuscan coast.
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 5% Syrah
2 years in French barriques