- Piero Antinori
- Sangiovese / Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc
- 2017 - 2035
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, July 2011
An impressive Tignanello that is reminiscent in structure to St. Estèphe or Pauillac with its fine, grippy tannins, incredible delineation and notes of pencil lead and cedar. But its core goes beyond Bordeaux unfolding an impressive sweet core of fruit that can only be Tuscan. Wonderfully stylish and complex. Like all fine and exceptional wines, this will require several years cellaring and will age beautifully.
The Antinori family has been making wine for over six hundred years, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385 - they are possibly the oldest wine producers in the world. Throughout its long history, spanning 26 generations, the family has always personally managed the business making innovative choices, but always with unwavering respect for tradition and the land. Expanding all the while, this family's interests span several estates allowing them to offer wines from the best regions of tuscany. Their influence helped efect many changes that affected the quality of the whole region's wines. For example, in response to 15 years of difficult evolution, in which Piero plays a leading role, the Italian government overrules the old DOC regulations and introduces the DOCG del Chianti Classico. This new regulation is due to the huge improvements in the quality of Chianti: not only the reduction in the requirement of white grapes, and the authorisation of 10% of non-native grape varieties, but also in the reduction of production yields and (even more importantly, according to the Antinoris' concept of quality) yields per vine.
Arguably the most celebrated of all Italian regions for its sun, delicious food and rich wines. Chianti lies at the heart of this centrally located, picturesque and expansive area. Tuscany is also home to Chianti's more powerful cousin, Brunello di Montalcino, illustrious Super Tuscanblends and spicy, exuberant whites.