Antinori Tignanello, 2018, 75CL

SKU: 850428
Sub region: Tuscany
Variety: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Rating: Vinous 97

The Tenuta Tignanello estate is in the heart of Chianti Classico area, in the gently rolling hillsides between the Greve and Pesa river valleys. Around 130 hectares are dedicated to vines. Two of the estate’s prized vineyards are on the same hillside, Tignanello and Solaia, on soils that originated from marine marlstone from the Pliocene period rich in limestone and schist.

Tignanello was the first Sangiovese to be aged in barriques, the first contemporary red wine blended with untraditional varieties (specifically Cabernet) and one of the first red wines in the Chianti Classico region that didn’t use white grapes. Tignanello is a milestone. It’s produced with a selection of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

Aged for 16 months in new and used Hungarian and French oak.