Producer: Antinori

Grape: 80% Sangiovese, 5 % Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

Pronunciation: 'Tig-nan-ello'

Region: Tuscany

Zone: Toscana IGT

Producer Info:

The Tenuta Tignanello estate is located between the Greve and Pesa river valleys in the heart of the Chianti Classico appellation. the Antinori family, more than anywhere else, has expressed its principles and working philosophy: reconcile tradition and modernity with wines which are strictly and authentically tied to their territories of origin. Solaia and Tignanello, the two iconic wines of the estate, have been defined by the international press as “among the most influential wines in the viticultural history of Italy” and are a constant symbol for the Antinori family of a continuous challenge, one driven by pure passion.

Tasting note:

Dense and intensely flavoured, with violet, black currant, blackberry, graphite, wild herb and spice aromas and flavours, this is concentrated and solidly built, yet also harmonious, vibrant and pure. Approachable now, but should be better in a few years. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2021 through 2035.

Score: 97, Drink: 2021-2035, Bruce Sanderson, WineSpectator.com

Growing System: Guyot

Production: Malolactic Fermentation in oak barrels. Ageing completed in New & Old French and Hungarian Oak Barrels for 12-14 months

Alcohol (%) 13.5%