This Antinori family's historic label, since the 2011 vintage Marchese Antinori has been produced with grapes exclusively from the Tignanello vineyard. It's made almost entirely with Sangiovese with a small percentage of other complementary varieties. A wine that fully expresses the quality and elegance of Sangiovese grapes grown in this area.
So, what’s a Riserva? In Chianti Classico, it must be aged for at least two years in oak barrels, plus three months in the bottle. It takes a lot of patience. But this means it’s more elegant and smoother.
The Marquis Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva has an intense ruby red colour. The nose notes of ripe red fruit combine with pleasant hints of vanilla and spices. On the palate it is enveloping, balanced, but also lively and deep with soft and silky tannins. A wine of character, with an excellent territorial identity, characterized by a long and persistent finish.
The Tenuta Tignanello estate is in the heart of Chianti Classico, in the gently rolling hillsides between the Greve and Pesa river valleys. It extends over an area of 319 hectares (788 acres), of which about 130 (321 acres) 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.