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Marchese Antinori

Toscana Rosso Tignanello



This iconic cult wine is full-bodied and straight, at the same time as being super charming and aromatic. With notes of blackcurrant, blackberry, cherry and violet.

A quality sorting was carried out both before and after the stems were removed, but it was almost a matter of form. The grapes from the different plots were vinified separately in conical fermentation tanks, after which the young wine was filled into a mixture of French and Hungarian new and once-used barrels to mature and undergo malolactic fermentation. Renzo Cotarella operated, as always, with 14-16 months of maturation before the final wine was put together in a ratio between Sangiovese and the 2 Cabernet varieties that have been stuck ever since Tignanello found its final form in 1982. After this, the different wines have been allowed to meld for a few months before the wine is bottled and only after a further 12 months of bottle aging released for sale in May 2022.

So let it be said: Tignanello 2019 is another triumph for Piero Antinori and his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia. A wine which probably both impresses and charms and which can easily be enjoyed early.


Denne ikoniske kultvin er fyldig og rank, samtidig med at være super charmerende og aromatisk. Med noter af solbær, brombær, kirsebær og viol.

Der blev foretaget en kvalitetssortering både før og efter stilkene blev fjernet, men den var nærmest en formssag. Druerne fra de forskellige parceller blev vinificeret hver for sig i koniske gæringstanke, hvorefter den unge vin blev fyldt på en blanding af franske og ungarske nye og én gang brugte fade for at modne og gennemgå den malolaktiske gæring. Renzo Cotarella opererede som altid med 14-16 måneders modning inden den endelige vin blev sammenstukket i et forhold mellem Sangiovese og de 2 Cabernet varianter, der har ligget bom fast lige siden Tignanello fandt sin endelige form i 1982. Herefter har de forskellige vine fået lov til at smelte sammen i nogle måneder inden vinen er tappet og først efter yderligere 12 måneders flaskemodning frigivet til salg i maj 2022.

Så lad det være slået fast: Tignanello 2019 er endnu en triumf for Piero Antinori og hans tre døtre, Albiera, Allegra og Alessia. En vin som nok engang både imponerer og charmerer og som sagtens kan nydes tidligt.


Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Winery: Marchese Antinori

Year: 2019

Type: Red

Grapes: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc

Alcohol: 14%

Aging: Oak barrels

Closure: Cork

Winemaking: Traditional



Giovanni di Piero Antinori became a member of the “Arte Fiorentina” - Florence's united winemakers - way back in 1385, and ever since then the Antinori family has been engaged in the cultivation of grapes and the production of wine without interruption. 27 generations in a row, it has now come about when Marchese Piero Antinori has handed over the baton to his daughter Albiera Antinori so that she, together with her two sisters Allegra and Alessia, can carry on the family legacy.

And there is something to be proud of. In just over 50 years, Piero Antinori, using a visionary mix of progressive curiosity, talent and stubbornness, has transformed Chianti forever and at the same time created a family empire which, despite severe growing pains, has impressively remained founded on an almost fundamentalist belief in quality.

Giovanni di Piero Antinori blev medlem af “Arte Fiorentina” - Firenze 's forenede vinavlere - helt tilbage i 1385, og lige siden har familien Antinori uden afbrydelser beskæftiget sig med dyrkning af druer og fremstilling af vin. 27 generationer på stribe er det foreløbig blevet til nu hvor Marchese Piero Antinori har afleveret stafetten til sin datter Albiera Antinori for at hun sammen med sine to søstre Allegra og Alessia kan løfte familiearven videre.

Og der er noget at løfte på. På godt 50 år har Piero Antinori på en visionær blanding af progressiv nysgerrighed, talent og stædighed forvandlet Chianti for altid og samtidig skabt et familieimperium, som trods voldsomt vokseværk på imponerende vis er forblevet funderet på en næsten fundamentalistisk tro på kvalitet.

General grape descriptions

Cabernet Sauvignon

The world’s most popular red wine grape is a natural cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux, France. Cabernet Sauvignon is loved for its high concentration and age-worthiness.


Until relatively recently Sangiovese, Italy's most widely planted vine variety, was a grape in the wilderness. And whenever the name Sangiovese did appear on a label it was far from a guarantee of greatness. Rather the reverse. The most common wines that carried the name Sangiovese on the label were Sangiovese di Romagna, cheap Italian reds which were typically extremely light, pale, tart confections with little of interest to offer the wine lover.

Today, fine Sangiovese is an altogether nobler wine. It will be the product of much lower yields so that there is real concentration of colour and savour. As for the elusive flavour of pure Sangiovese, it ranges in a spectrum somewhere between mulberries, prunes, spice, tobacco, sometimes leather and chestnuts. It tends to be savoury rather than sweet, and if not fully ripe can smell distinctly farmyard-like.

Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is one of the most widely planted red grape varietals in the world. Plantings can be found across Europe, the New World and in China. In many wine regions, it is planted as a component of a Bordeaux-style blend, playing a supportive role to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. In parts of north-east Italy and the right bank region of Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc both plays a more prominent role in blends and is made as a single varietal.
Cabernet Franc with its lower tannin levels than Cabernet Sauvignon, can make a bright red wine, with contributing finesse and a peppery aroma to blends with more robust grape varietals. Depending on growing conditions and style of wine, additional aromas can include tobacco, blueberry, raspberry, cassis and sometimes even violets.