"Tignanello" 2018 - Antinori
With an intense and deep ruby red color, Tignanello 2018 strikes the nose for its complexity: notes of ripe red fruit, black cherry, sour cherry and black currant, combine with sweet hints of vanilla. On the palate it is rich and balanced: the soft and silky tannins are supported by an excellent freshness capable of giving length, elegance and gustatory persistence.
The 2018 season in Chianti Classico opened with a rather regular winter in both temperatures and rainfall; despite these climatic conditions, the vineyards began their budding activity one week earlier than the historical average of the territory. The spring period, and in particular May, was characterized by frequent rains with temperatures slightly lower than usual, while the months of June and July were dry and quite hot, without however ever experiencing extreme conditions. Some rain in August and a dry and windy period in September and October allowed the grapes to ripen in an ideal manner, ensuring a good sugar content and excellent polyphenolic ripeness. The harvest began around September 20 for the Sangiovese and ended on October 12 with the Cabernet harvest.