Antinori Tignanello Red
This Antinori Tignanello from Tuscany blends the best elements of French and Italian vinecraft to bring you an exceptional blend of red berries and exotic spices like cinnamon and clove. Pairs excellently with grilled and succulent meats of all kinds; steaks, filets, racks, and tenderloin all make a perfect match.
This iconic super Tuscan was one of the early quality leaders in modern Italian wine. By paying close attention to farming practices and the ripeness levels of the grapes at harvest, owner Piero Antinori and winemaker Renzo Cotarella manage the tannins in the Sangiovese, which accounts for 80 to 85 percent of the blend, along with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The long growing season in 2013 developed the aromatics; in the cellar, Cotarella began using 500-liter tonneaux with this vintage instead of smaller oak barriques, emphasizing the fruit and promoting silkier tannins. Malolactic conversion occurred in barrels, a mix of new and one-year-old French and Hungarian oak, where the wine aged for 14 months.