2020 Antinori Tignanello
A beautiful SuperTuscan from one of Italy's oldest and most famous wine producers Marchese Antinori. The Tigannello is an intense ruby red wine, with a complex refined scent with aromas of tobacco, curry powder, blackberry and currant jam. The taste is full, delicate and silky with slightly sweet hints, nicely balanced tannins and a full lingering aftertaste. The winemaker of this wine is Giacomo Tachis, born in Piemonte.
This Super Tuscan is made from 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc grapes. The fermentation process of this full-bodied wine took place for a period of 7 days (Sangiovese) under a temperature of 25Cº. The fermentation process of both Cabernet grape varieties took 5 days. The further aging of the wine took place partly in wooden barrels and partly in new French oak barriques. At the end of November, the blend with the three grape varieties was made, after which further aging was continued for 12-14 months in French and Hungarian oak barriques. The wine was then bottled and the aging process continued for a period of 12 months after the bottle in the cellars of the domain. Top year with 95/100 Parker and 96/100 Vinous (Antonio Galloni). Maximum 3 bottles per customer.
The name Antinori is a household name in the wine world. Wherever you go in a little restaurant in the world, the wines of Antinori show off on the menu. And that is not easy! 600 years of experience precede, as many as 26 generations of wine know-how. Investments have been made carefully in domains and vineyards. And guaranteed in the best locations.
Marquis Piero Antinori is in charge and is assisted by his three daughters: Albiera, Allegra and Alessia. Funny those three A's. We are not going to bother you with all the awards that have been received over the years, because then this price list can no longer go through the letterbox. There are two red wines that are available on allocation and that one would like to get a few bottles from all over the world and that are Tignanello and Solaia and we also have these in our range at Grandcruwijnen.
In 1180, Ugo and Antinori di Rinuccino were officially named as owners of Castello di Combiate; a century later, the family who had moved to Florence were included in the register of the silk trade cooperative. In 1385, Giovanni di Piero, an indirect descendant, entered the wine guild as an apprentice. Since then, the wine-growing tradition of the Antinori family has been continuous. With the establishment of the Marchesi Antinori winery, the peak was reached in 1895 and already in 1898 the winery was built in San Casciano Val di Pesa, which is still the center of the widely branched group of properties in all major cultivation areas of Tuscany, Umbria. , Piemonte (since the early 90s through the purchase of the wine cellar Prunotto), Apulia and even California. The traditional house participating in the modern Tuscan wine-growing revolution owes much of its prestige to its former chief vinologist Giacomo Tachis, who produced exceptional wines such as Sassicaia, Tignanello (especially sangiovese), Solaia (especially cabernet) and many others. the other was responsible. Vinologist Renzo Cotarella also created one of the best chardonnays in Italy in the Umbrian Castello della Sala.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Grape||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese|
|Drinking as of||2025|
|James Suckling rating||95|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe|