Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva, Tenuta Tignanello, Tuscany, Italy 2018
Regular price £38.00
The Antinori family are regarded among the most historic dynasties in the wine world. Their involvement in wine began in 1385, when Giovanni di Piero Antinori was inducted as a member of the winemakers’ guild in Florence.
Since then, a period spanning an incredible twenty six generations, the family has always been directly involved in the industry, developing their reputation for the marriage of tradition and cutting edge development.
Today, things are overseen by Albiera Antinori and her sisters Allegra and Alessia. They have continued to express the family passion for viticulture, constantly striving to identify even the smallest areas for quality improvement. In recent years, this search has led to them planting experimental varietal clones in the vineyard, as well as challenging their conventional fermentation and barrel-ageing techniques.
Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2018
This one of the historic wines of the Antinoris. It is produced only in the best years, from the best vineyards of the Badia a Passignano, Pèppoli and Tignanello wineries. Since 2011, the grapes come exclusively from the Tenuta Tignanello, in whose cellar it is also grown.
Sangiovese (90%), Cabernet Sauvignon and other local red grape varieties blend. Intense, dark ruby red. On the nose, fruity, varietal aromas of the Sangiovese grape delight, complemented by vanilla and spicy nuances. Elegant texture, balanced, tasteful, lively, engaging, with soft, soft and silky tannins. The finish is long and sustainable.