Antinori Tenuta TignanelloSolaia 2017Product code: 8514
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A very intense ruby red in color, the wine offers aromas rich in their concentration of red and black fruit (cherries and black cherries, raspberries, cassis, blueberries, and wild berry fruit) which, together with notes of vanilla, black pepper, and liquorice, compose a bouquet which is decisively ample and complex. The palate is exceptionally elegant and balanced, fresh in its flavors and with much personality, solid and silky in its texture and tannins. The finish, characterized by notes of fruit and spices, is of great finesse and persistence.
About the Winery
The Tenuta Tignanello estate at the heart of Chianti Classico is home to the Solaia and Tignanello wines, considered internationally to be among Italian viniculture’s most influential wines.
The Tenuta Tignanello estate has the prized Solaia and Tignanello vineyards. The calcareous-rich soil with the presence of marl and alberese, 350-400 meters above sea level, and temperature fluctuations throughout the day make it the ideal location for vineyards. The vines in the estate enjoy a favorable growing climate-hot in the mornings and cold during the evenings, especially during the growing season.
The estate houses the Sangiovese grapes, indigenous to the region, and other exotic grape varieties like Cabernet Franc. Malvasia and Trebbiano varieties of grapes are also grown in the estate for producing Vinsato, and 37 hectares have been allotted for olive production.
Each vineyard has its own vinification and aging cellars that help provide refinement and fineness to the wines. Vaulted ceilings formed by gentle arches characterize the Tignanello vineyard cellar. The wines are aged in Hungarian and French oak barriques before being blended to create Tignanello. The Solaia cellar has a cross-vaulted stone ceiling with French oak barriques to age the wine.
The famous wines from the Tenuta Tignanello estate include:
Solaia: Made in the Solaia vineyard located in the sunniest part of the hillside of Tignanello. The wine is a product of the finest Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the vineyard, of utmost passion, research and care.
Tignanello: This wine is a milestone in the Antinori winemaking business, as it was the first contemporary red wine to be blended with exotic varieties like Cabernet, one of Chianti Classico’s first-ever red wines not to use white grapes, and the first wine produced from Sangiovese grapes to be aged in barriques. The wine is made in the Tignanello estate located close to the Solaia estate.
Marchese Antinori: The wine has been in production since 2011 and is produced from grapes from the Tignanello vineyard. Made with a significant portion of Sangiovese grapes and other complementary varieties, it expresses the Sangiovese grapes grown in the region.