Antinori

A history since 1385 and a "double sprit" philosophy: Tradition and Innovation

History of Antinori

In 1385, the Antinori family became part of the wine business when Giovanni di Piero Antinori joined the Florentine Vintner's Guild.

Since 1966, Marchese Piero Antinori, son of Marchese Niccolò, has run the company with his daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia, also playing an active role.

For more than 26 generations now, Antinori's philosophy has been based on the combination of both tradition and innovation: to preserve Italy's enological traditions and to experiment innovation in winemaking, giving each wine tester the pleasure of discovering a unique alliance.

Vineyards

Each of Antinori's vineyards and estates has its own individual character, its own history and its own universe perceived and discovered in the tasting of each of their fine wines.

Badia a Passignano

Antinori's vineyards for red wine are mostly located in Tuscany, in the area of Chianti Classico where it owns three estates, total 575 acres: Tignanello, Pèppoli and Badia a Passignano.

White wine is produced in Umbria in the Orvieto Classico region, at Castello della Sala estate, and in Tuscany at Monteloro estate.

Red wine comes from the Montepulciano, Bolgheri, Montalcino, Castiglione della Pescaia and Sovana areas.

Besides Tuscany and Umbria, Antinori is also present in Lombardy, Piedmont, Apulia, California, Washington State, Hungary and Malta where it produces both red and white wines.

The Tignanello and Solaia Estate - The uniqueness of a land and the history of a great wine

The Tignanello estate is a total of 319 hectares in size of which 127 hectares are planted with vines. In particular, two vineyards are real treasures:

  • Solaia: 20 hectares
  • Tignanello: 57 hectares

The area is very particular due to the high altitude being over 400 metres above sea level, the vineyards having a southwest exposure to the sun, the microclimate and the soil, which is marine loam based with a rich addition of alberese and galestro rock dating back to the Eocene and Miocene eras.

Viticulture

The growing season here is characterized by hot days and cool nights.

In the early 1970ies, the Tignanello estate was, to some extent, the viticultural research ground for Antinori. Investigations into vine growing concentrated on the improvement of the grapes to obtain a higher concentration and softer tannins. This was achieved through planting density, foliage control and selection of the Cabernet and Sangiovese.

In the oenological field, the goals were to achieve wines with a well-defined character.

This was accomplished by a rigorous selection of the grapes during harvest and when received at the winery, gentle crushing of the grapes with as little stress as possible, and by allowing malolactic fermentation to occur in barrel.

When the first production of Solaia began, more than thirty years ago, the grapes came from a plot of land that was within the larger Tignanello vineyard. The same particular characteristics as the original vineyard, such as the altitude, the soil type and the good exposure to the sun (hence the name Solaia), are also found in a nearby vineyard. This vineyard has been integrated into the original vineyard since 1997.

Currently, the Solaia vineyard is 20 hectares and planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (15 hectares), Cabernet Franc (1 hectare) and Sangiovese (4 hectares) with an average age of 15 years.

The density per hectare varies from a minimum of 5,500 to a maximum of 7,200 and the low-spurred cordon training system is used. Over the years, there has been a progressive renewal of the Solaia vineyard. This has been accomplished by utilizing the many years of knowledge and ever-increasing experience of the estate's land to highlight the personality of Solaia.

 
Italy
88 Robert Parker
Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 2017
Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 2017
Intense red fruit aromas are offest by delicate notes of vanilla and chocolate. Pleasantly lingering with a fresh, vibrant feel in the mouth.
Peppoli Chianti Classico 2017
25,90 €
Italy
91 Decanter
Antinori Guado al Tasso Vermentino 2019
Antinori Guado al Tasso Vermentino 2019
Vermentino from Tenuta Guado al Tasso is straw yellow in color with greenish highlights. Good intensity on the nose with citrus aromas, citron peel and elderflowers. Its palate has good concentration yet maintains excellent freshness and balance. Its finish is lingering with light citrusy notes.
Guado al Tasso Vermentino 2019
28,50 €
Italy
94 Wine Spectator
Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
The Villa Rosso Chianti Classico Riserva is an intense ruby red in color. The nose shows notes of red berry fruit, particularly red currants and raspberries, which blend with aromas of cherries.…
Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
32,90 €
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93 James Suckling
Antinori Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato 2017
Antinori Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato 2017
Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato 2017
35,90 €
Italy
89 Robert Parker
Antinori Montenisa Cuvee Royale Franciacorta
Antinori Montenisa Cuvee Royale Franciacorta
Produced from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc grapes grown at Tenuta Montenisa, the aging on its lees brings out all of the wine’s intense aromas of white peaches, apples, and hints of toasted bread.
Montenisa Cuvee Royale Franciacorta
40,00 €
Italy
91 Robert Parker
Antinori Montenisa Blanc de Blancs Brut Franciacorta
Antinori Montenisa Blanc de Blancs Brut Franciacorta
Produced from the grapes cultivated in the Tenuta Montenisa estate’s vineyards, the wine is a selection of the finest Chardonnay along with a small percentage of Pinot Blanc. The result is an elegant cuvée of refined freshness.
Montenisa Blanc de Blancs Brut Franciacorta
43,90 €
Italy
Antinori Montenisa 'Donna Cora' Saten Franciacorta 2011
Antinori Montenisa 'Donna Cora' Saten Franciacorta 2011
Produced at Tenuta Montenisa, the wine shows the rich and multifaceted personality of Chardonnay grapes fermented entirely on their own.
Montenisa 'Donna Cora' Saten Franciacorta 2011
51,50 €
Italy
93 Vinous (Antonio Galloni)
Antinori Guado al Tasso Cont'Ugo 2017
Antinori Guado al Tasso Cont'Ugo 2017
Cont’Ugo is produced entirely with Merlot as a new interpretation of the Bolgheri territory. The vineyards grow at an altitude that varies between 45 and 60 meters (147/196 feet) above sea level on clay-loam soils that are of alluvial origin that give the wine deep complex notes while preserving the fragrance and freshness typical of Merlot berries.
Guado al Tasso Cont'Ugo 2017
56,00 €
Italy
96 James Suckling
Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016
Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016
Aromas of vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Strikingly weighty structure expressed in well-rounded and balanced mouthfeel. A very lingering sweet flavour with hints of blackberries and…
Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016
61,50 €
Italy
91+ Robert Parker
Antinori Montenisa Contessa Maggi Riserva Franciacorta 2007
Antinori Montenisa Contessa Maggi Riserva Franciacorta 2007

Contessa Maggi, produced at Tenuta Montenisa, is as elegant and refined as the name it bears. Produced from selected Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, it represents one of the finest expressions of classic method sparkling wine from Tenuta Montenisa.

Montenisa Contessa Maggi Riserva Franciacorta 2007
65,90 €
Italy
94 Wine Enthusiast
Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2014
Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2014
A Brunello that combines typical structure and con- siderable body with unusual harmony, balance and el- egance. The colour is an intense ruby red. Generous complex aromas of flowers, vanilla and…
Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2014
82,00 €
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99 James Suckling
Antinori Cervaro della Sala 2017
Antinori Cervaro della Sala 2017
Cervaro della Sala, the “flagship” wine of this estate, has earned important recognition and countless fond admirers. It is a blend of Chardonnay and Grechetto grapes, fermented and aged…
Cervaro della Sala 2017
92,00 €
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97 James Suckling
Antinori Guado al Tasso 2015
Antinori Guado al Tasso 2015
Guado al Tasso 2015
155,00 €
Italy
99 Wine Enthusiast
Antinori Tignanello 2016
Antinori Tignanello 2016
This was the first Sangiovese to be aged in barriques, the first red wine to be blended with non-traditional varieties (like Cabernet) and one of the first Chianti reds not to use white grapes.
Tignanello 2016
160,00 €
Italy
95 James Suckling
Antinori Solaia 2014
Antinori Solaia 2014
Solaia is a 50 acre (20 hectare) vineyard with a southwestern exposure located at an altitude between 1150 and 1325 feet (350-400 meters) above sea level and with a stony soil of…
Solaia 2014
330,00 €
Italy
97 Robert Parker
Antinori Guado al Tasso Matarocchio 2011
Antinori Guado al Tasso Matarocchio 2011

Il Matarocchio was inspired by the desire to create, at the Guado al Tasso estate, a wine that was the maximum expression both of a single grape variety and a single vineyard plot. Il Matarocchio was born precisely from one of these sites and is a wine of great elegance and depth, one which springs exclusively from its source of origin and from a remarkable vintage.

Guado al Tasso Matarocchio 2011
382,00 €