Antinori Tignanello has been a trend setter from its inception in 1975 when Piero Antinori launched the first vintage of this off beat blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. It has long been regarded as the first contemporary red from Chianti Classico that was aged in barriques (rather than large Eastern European oak vessels) and that didn’t use white grape varieties.
The latest vintage of Tignanello is a blend of Sangiovese (68%) with the balance being Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc - and we have one bottle for one fortunate customer with a serious wine cellar. This wine does drink well now but will be a revelation in years to come when its complex floral aromas and structured dark fruit flavours intermingle into a wine that evolves to become a more layered drink than today.
The 2020 Tignanello has a beautifully fragrant floral aroma spectrum with an upfront and accessible personality.
"The tannins are sweet and silky and Tignanello proves itself as a great vineyard site in both the challenging and the classic years,” says Antinori managing director Renzo Cotarella.
"The first vintage of Tignanello in 1975. It has since paved a path as a defiant rebel red made with grapes grown on the Santa Cristina vineyard, a 127 hectare site in the Chianti Classico zone, 350 to 450 metres above sea level."
Tignanello is typically aged for at least 16 months in barrels, which today tend to be a blend of mostly French barriques with a little Hungarian oak also used in most years.
Buy 2020 Tignanello RRP $204.99 in store at Regional Wines & Spirits
But wait there's more... 2020 Antinori Marchese Chianti Classico Riserva RRP $74.99 - is also new in store at Regional and we have six precious bottles; which is our full allocation for the year.
Pop in store to grab yours.