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Denomination : Chianti Classico DOCG

Vintage : 2018

Alcohol : 14%

Region : Tuscany (Italy)

Format : 0.75 l

Grapes : 100% Sangiovese


The 2018 season in Chianti Classico opened with a rather regular winter both in terms of temperatures and rainfall; despite these climatic conditions, the vineyards began budding a week earlier than the historical average for the area. The spring period, and May in particular, 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 showing extreme conditions. Some rain in August and a dry and windy period in September and October allowed the grapes to ripen in an ideal way, guaranteeing a good sugar content and excellent polyphenolic ripening. The harvest began around mid-September for the Sangiovese and ended in the first ten days of October with the Cabernets.


Upon arrival in the cellar, the bunches were destemmed and subsequently softly pressed; the must was transferred to stainless steel tanks where the alcoholic fermentation took place, which lasted about a week. The maceration was managed with very delicate pumping over and délestage in order to guarantee an intense extraction but at the same time capable of preserving the elegance and sweetness of the tannins. At the end of the malolactic fermentation, which took place spontaneously by the end of the year, the blended wine continued the aging period in French and Hungarian oak barriques for about a year. The Marchese Antinori was then bottled and aged in the bottle for a further 12 months.

Historical data

Tenuta Tignanello is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico area, on the rolling hills enclosed between the Greve and Pesa valleys and covers 319 hectares, of which about 130 are vineyards. The vineyards of Tenuta Tignanello are mainly composed of the autochthonous Sangiovese and non-traditional varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The Marchese Antinori is a historical wine of the Antinori house which, since the 2011 vintage, has been produced with grapes from the Tignanello estate. A wine that presents itself as a full expression of the quality and elegance of the Sangiovese of these areas.

Tasting notes

Marchese Antinori has a ruby ​​red colour. On the nose, intense notes of marasca cherry, violet and lavender alternate with small bloody sensations, typical of Sangiovese, and spicy hints of tobacco and leather; delicate notes of vanilla and cocoa powder complete the bouquet. On the palate it is enveloping, full, with an excellent compactness of the tannic texture and a good liveliness that make it long and persistent. Excellent aftertaste characterized by red fruits and licorice.

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