Tignanello, Antinori (75cl) IGT Tuscany
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Appellation: Toscana IGT
Grape: 80% Sangiovese 13% Cabernet Sauvignon 7% Cabernet Franc
Producer: The Antinori family have been producing wine in Tuscany for six centuries,
and exporting it for four. The purchase of the Tignanello estate in 1900
marked the beginning of a remarkable period of expansion which shows
no signs of abating. Through judicious acquisition of vineyards and
an uncanny knack for developing iconic wines, Antinori has become
Tuscany’s – arguably Italy’s – pre-eminent wine producer, with an
important presence in Piedmont, Lombardy, Umbria and Puglia as well
as their Tuscan heartland.
Vineyard: Tenuta Tignanello is situated between the Greve and Pesa valleys in the
heart of Chianti Classico. Of the 147 hectares of vineyards, forty-seven
hectares of ideal marl and limestone soil are used for Tignanello itself.
White stones have recently been laid under the rows, reflecting light back
to the vines and improving the maturation of the grapes.
Winery: The grapes were destemmed and individually selected on sorting tables,
with only the best berries going through for fermentation. After devatting,
the lots were transferred to barriques for malolactic fermentation. The
wine was then blended and aged for 16-18 months in French and
Hungarian oak, racked and then tasted barrel by barrel before bottling.
After another year ageing in the bottles, the wine was released.
Taste: The 2017 Tignanello combines lush fruits, coffee beans and spices with
a delightful tension and energy. Vibrant and precise through to the sweet,
Press: ”This wine is at the top of the list of some of the best Tignanello ever
made,” – 97 points, Wine Advocate, May 2019
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