2016 Tenuta Tignanello 'Marchese Antinori' Riserva, Chianti Classico DOCG, Italy
- Producer - Marchesi Antinori
Region/Appellation - Chianti ClassicoCountry Hierarchy - Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Grape/Blend - Cabernet - SangioveseFood Suggestion - Lamb
Wine Style - Red - Savory and ClassicAlcohol Content - 12 - 14%
Antinori is a Tuscany-based wine company that is one of the largest and most prominent in Italy. The Chianti Classico region forms the focus of operations, though the company has interests in various countries, and around 20 million bottles are produced annually across 150 labels.
The history of the house dates back to the 14th Century, after the silk-weaving family moved to Florence and began to cultivate vines. In 1900, Antinori added the Tignanello vineyard to its portfolio, and Niccolò Antinori and his son Piero began to experiement with then unheard-of winemaking techniques and grape varieties. The first vintage of Tignanello was released in 1971.
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