Tignanello Chianti Classico Riserva 2019

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The Tenuta Tignanello estate is located between the Greve and Pesa river valleys in the heart of the Chianti Classico appellation. Solaia and Tignanello, the iconic wines of the estate, have been defined by the international press as among the most influential wines in the viticultural history of Italy. In these vineyards,
the Antinori family, more than anywhere else, has expressed its principles and working philosophy: to reconcile
tradition and modernity with wines which are strictly and authentically tied to their territories of origin.
Since the 2011 vintage the historical label Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva is made only with fruit
sourced from the Tignanello estate, making it the perfect introduction to the flagship wine.

The 2019 growing season in Chianti Classico was defined by rather normal climatic conditions: winter was rather
cold with limited rainfall and the first half of spring was cool and rainy especially during the months of April and
May. Summer weather was hot, uninterrupted by major heat spikes, with slightly higher than average precipitation levels, which ensured a normal growth cycle of both the vines and the grape clusters. Ideal climatic conditions set in at the end of August and continued throughout September and October, allowing
all grape varieties grown in the Tignanello vineyard to reach optimal ripeness. Harvesting activities began in the second half of September with Sangiovese, and were concluded the 16th of October with Cabernet.

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Producer Information: Antinori

The Antinori family have been producing wine in Tuscany for six centuries, and exporting it for four; that’s twenty-six generations of uninterrupted family ownership. The first recorded mention of the family dates from 1188, when they worked in the silk trade. They moved to Florence in the early thirteenth century, and remain central figures in the fabric of the city; Piazza Antinori is the square in the historic centre where their offices are located.

Winemaking was added to the family’s activities in 1385, and during the sixteenth century the wines spread, along with Antinori’s reputation, to France, Flanders, Spain and North Africa. The purchase of the Tignanello estate in 1900 marked the beginning of a remarkable period of expansion, which shows no signs of abating.

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