Antinori Tenuta Tignanello Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
£213.30 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
An intense ruby red in colour, the wine offers a fruity and floral nose with additional notes of spices and toasted oak. The palate is supple and balanced and the toasty and fruity sensations linger on a fragrant and persistent finish.
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Appellation Chianti Classico Riserva
Grape 90% Sangiovese 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
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 Tuscanys arguably Italys pre-eminent wine producer, with an important presence in Piedmont, Lombardy, Umbria and Puglia as well as their Tuscan heartland.
From the 2011 vintage onwards, this wine is produced exclusively from specially selected grapes grown at Antinoris Tenuta Tignanello estate. The grapes were picked from mid-September to early October.
After destemming, the berries were carefully selected on sorting tables. and gentle crushing, the must was fermented in stainless steel vats, with 9-10 days on skins post-ferment. Malolactic fermentation took place in French barriques, following which the wine was aged for twelve months in French and Hungarian oak barrels. The best barrels were then selected, blended, and bottled.
Beautifully composed wine combining spicy hints of vanilla and cloves with pure cherry and blackcurrant fruit. The palate is full and silky, with great finesse and a rich, long finish.
This rich red evokes concentrated black cherry, black currant, spice, graphite and earth aromas and flavours. The oak is deftly integrated, adding a layer of tannins to the dense structure. 93 points, Wine Spectator , October 2016
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