Nectar Dei, Nittardi's most prestigious wine, is the result of an extraordinary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Syrah and was thus baptized from the ancient name with which Nittardi is mentioned in a document dated 1183. As per tradition the first bottles of this wine were donated to Pope Benedict XVI: just as Michelangelo Buonarroti did in the 16th century when, as owner of the estate, he paid homage to Popes Julius II and Leo X by handing them the genuine Nittardi wine, Nectar of the Gods . NAME: Nectar Dei D.O.C. Tuscan Maremma GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Petit Verdot 20% Merlot 15%, Syrah 10%, secret varieties 5% SOIL: Mainly sandy, rich in limestone and clay. VINIFICATION / AGING: Fermentation in stainless steel tanks with a capacity of 5 and 10.5 hl and, subsequently, 24 months of aging in French oak barrels and 6 months in non-vitrified concrete. Finally, a further 12 months of bottle aging. ORGANOLEPTIC PROFILE: Intense red color with purple veins. The nose develops aromas of ripe black fruit, spicy notes such as pink pepper and finally vanilla and tobacco; on the palate it is concentrated and complex with a long persistence. Excellent to combine with all varieties of red meat and game. To be served at a temperature of about 18 ° C; uncork and decant the bottle at least 2 hours before.