85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
About the winery
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. Throughout its long history, spanning 26 generations, the family has always personally managed the business making innovative, sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for tradition and the land.
Today Marchese Piero Antinori is director of the company, assisted by his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia, who are personally involved in the business.
The qualities of tradition, passion and instinct have made Antinori one of the leading Italian producers of fine quality wines.
Every vintage, every terroir, every idea is a new beginning, a new quest to raise our quality margins. As Marchese Piero loves to repeat: “ancient roots play an important role in our philosophy, but they have never held back our spirit of innovation”. (Source: www.antinori.it)
85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Duemilavini 2010 : Cinque Grappoli Veronelli 2010 : Super Tre Stelle
Presentazione della cantina
La Famiglia Antinori si dedica alla produzione vinicola da più di seicento anni: da quando, nel 1385, Giovanni di Piero Antinori entrò a far parte dell' Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri. In tutta la sua lunga storia, attraverso 26 generazioni, la famiglia ha sempre gestito direttamente questa attività con scelte innovative e talvolta coraggiose ma sempre mantenendo inalterato il rispetto per le tradizioni e per il territorio.
Oggi la società è diretta dal Marchese Piero Antinori, con il supporto delle tre figlie Albiera, Allegra e Alessia, coinvolte in prima persona nelle attività aziendali.
Tradizione, passione ed intuizione sono state le qualità trainanti che hanno condotto Antinori ad affermarsi come uno dei principali produttori italiani di vini di qualità.
Ogni annata, ogni terreno, ogni idea che si voglia mettere in atto è un nuovo inizio, una nuova ricerca di margini qualitativi sempre più elevati. Come ama dire il Marchese Piero: “ le antiche radici giocano un ruolo importante nella nostra filosofia, ma non hanno mai inibito il nostro spirito innovativo ”.
Robert Parker « The 2006 Tignanello is especially opulent in this vintage. Masses of dark red fruit, scorched earth and sweet oak emerge as this richly-textured Tignanello flows from the glass. The wine possesses superb density ; all it needs is another few years to come together. This is a remarkably vibrant and primary Tignanello. Anticipated maturity : 2014-2024. »
Opiniones de profesionales
Vinexus - Infinity of Wine Duitsland On release, Tignanello 2006 has a very intense ruby red color and balanced ripe red fruit and spicy aromas on the nose. It is has a full, rich and round rich palate, dense without hiding its great elegance and complexity. A powerful wine, yet fine and pleasant to drink, with good length and an aftertaste packed with chocolate and citrus fruits. The tannins are pronounced, but smooth and silky, which, together with balanced acidity, assures Tignanello good ageing potential. History:Tignanello is made exclusively from the vineyard of the same name which is situated on limestone and tufaceous soil on the Tignanello estate covering 47 south-west-facing hectares at altitudes between 350 and 400 metres a.s.l.. This was the first Sangiovese to be aged in barriques, the first modern red wine blended with non-traditional varieties like Cabernet, and on e of the first red wines in Chianti not to use white grapes. Tignanello, originally Chianti Classico Riserva vigneto Tignanello was first made from a single vineyard in the 1970 vintage, when it contained 20% Canaiolo and 5% Trebbiano and Malvasia and was aged in small oak barrels. With the 1971 vintage it became a Tuscan table wine and was named Tignanello. In 1975 the percentage of white grapes was definitively removed. Since 1982 the composition has remained the same. Tignanello is only made in the best vintage years, and therefore was not made in 1972, 1973,1974, 1976, 1984, 1992 and 2002. Vinification: The weather conditions during the harvest ensured a very high quality crop. Particular attention was paid to grape selection in the vineyard, so that only perfect bunches arrived in the cellar. As always, great attention was paid to the fermenting and extraction processes, using délestage and overpumping to maintain the natural aromas of each grape variety and the intense color. Fermentation of all three grape varieties was carried out at an average of 27° and no higher than 31°, to best preserve the true aromas, flavors and varietal character of the fruit. The musts showed great complexity from the start, but above all, especially in the case of the Sangiovese, abundant varietal character, evident in the aromas, elegance and color, the first signs of a potentially great vintage. After alcoholic fermentation, the wines were racked into new oak barrels to undergo malolactic fermentation, which occurred by the end of the year. The wines were then blended and aged in barrel for 12 months, then racked off and, after a careful tasting of each barrel, the wine was bottled. The wine was released after a further year in bottle. Climate vintage: After a particularly cold and wet autumn, followed by severe winter temperatures with persistent rain, the vines budded late compared to the average in preceding years. The spring was also wet, but without affecting the regular formation and growth of the bunches. The second half of July saw very high temperatures, but the weather changed again in August, with rain and below average temperatures. Excellent weather conditions in September and October, together with normal day and night temperature differences, allowed the grapes to ripen perfectly and the harvested crop was both abundant and of quality. The harvest of the Sangiovese grapes was concluded in the end of the first week of September and the Cabernet in the second. "