"Tignanello" 2017 - Antinori
Of an intense ruby red color with violet reflections, it has an intense aroma with notes of red fruit combined with pleasing aromas of sweet spice and undergrowth. On the palate the wine is vibrant and fresh with soft and compound tannins. Closes in a long and fairly persistent finish.
Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Tignanello is produced exclusively from the vineyard of the same name which is located at the Tenuta Tignanello on a 57-hectare plot facing south-west, of limestone origin with tufaceous elements, at a height between 350 and 400 meters above sea level. the first Sangiovese to be aged in barriques, the first modern red wine assembled with non-traditional varieties, such as Cabernet, and among the first red wines in Chianti not to use white grapes. Tignanello, originally "Chianti Classico Riserva vineyard Tignanello" was vinified for the first time from a single vineyard with the vintage 1970, when it contained 20% of Canaiolo and 5% of Trebbiano and Malvasia, and was aged in small barrels of oak. With the vintage 1971 it became table wine of Tuscany and was called Tignanello and with the vintage 1975 the white grapes were totally eliminated. Since 1982 the composition has remained the same as the current one. Tignanello is produced only in the best years; it was not produced in 1972, 1973.1974, 1976, 1984, 1992 and 2002.